This is a specialist hospital for kusta patients. The hospital is classified as a specialist hospital category C (registration number 1671072) with 152 beds.
The hospital is situated on Jalan Jenderal Sudirman KM 3,5, Palembang
The coordinates are: latitude: -2,98 and longitude: 104,86.
The hospital employs 385 persons, among whom 33 medical doctors and 107 nurses.
The website of the hospital is: http://www.rsup-palembang.com.
This website contains statements on the history of this institution (Google translated and abbreviated):
A brief history of Dr.Rivai Abdullah Hospital Palembang Dr. Rivai Abdullah Sungai Kundur Hospital was founded in 1914, initially only as a shelter or exile for people with leprosy. The first location is in the Kertapati area (opposite ulu I), approximately 25 km from the current shelter location. Its establishment was initiated by a Dutch ship captain (name unknown) because some of his crew had leprosy. This shelter was named "Kembang Pumpung". Due to community protests around the shelter, the shelter location was moved to the current location. Sungai Kundur – Mariana Village - Banyuasin I District - Musi Banyuasin Regency, approximately 20 km from the city center of Palembang. Previously, the location of Dr. Rivai Abdullah Hospital was approximately 120 hectares, which was immediately submitted by BPM (Dutch East Indies), but after being re-measured by the National Land Agency (BPN) with a Certificate of Use Rights No. 02 / Mariana Village Year 1993, it turns out that that location only 27.5 ha left. Until 1960 this hospital was managed by a foundation whose internal activities were carried out by the Salvation Army. With the issuance of SK.Menkes.RI Number: 95948 / Hukum, on December 9, 1961, the Hospital Safety Force was handed over to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia. The names of the officers who once led the Dr. Rivai Abdullah Sungai Kundur Palembang Hospital are as follows: 1914 - 1918: no special officers. 1918-1922: Mr. Louis. 1922-1928: Mr. Uijling. 1928-1932: Mr. Rosenlund. 1932-1936: Mr. Moutbow. 1936 - 1939: Mr. Uijiling Period II 1939-1942: Mr. Moutbow Period II In 1978 with the Decree of Me.Kes.RI Number: 141 / Menkes./ SK / IV / 1985, dated April 28, 1978 the Sungai Kundur SSR was officially declared as the Technical Implementing Unit of the Directorate General of Medical Affairs. b. Since the issuance of Decree Number: 270 / Menkes / SK / IV / 1985, on June 4, 1985, Dr.Rivai Abdullah Sungai Kundur Hospital became the Dr. Rivai Abdullah Pembina Hospital for the Western Regional Area, covering the islands of Sumatra and West Kalimantan. In 1987 the tariff pattern was implemented. Prior to this, services for leprosy patients at the Dr. Rivai Abdullah Sungai Kundur Hospital were provided free of charge. Then based on the Decree of the President of the Republic of Indonesia No.69 of 1993 dated. August 2, 1993 Echelonisation of RSK Sungai Kundur Palembang (RSK Dr. Rivai Abdullah Palembang) was upgraded to Echelon II B and was a Class A Special Hospital equivalent to Class B General Hospital. In addition to the improvement in physical facilities, it is also followed by improving the quality of human resources through continuing education programs and organizing various trainings, including conducting research on leprosy services. Collaboration with partner institutions both at the D-1, D-3 and S-1 levels (Computers, Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine and other disciplines) in the implementation of field studies and scientific research continues to be improved. Promotional efforts are carried out by counseling, seminars at regional and national levels as well as participating in international events. In its development, health services not only handle leprosy patients but also serve simple general cases, prosthesis, psychological examinations, teeth & mouth, laboratory, radiology, medical rehabilitation and others. With several efforts to improve services that have been made, at the age of 95 years, several obstacles are still being faced, such as the condition of the old buildings, the supporting systems such as clean water pipelines are not functioning optimally. However, the environmental conditions, the large inter-room yard, the remaining large area of land are assets that can be developed and support professional leprosy and general care services in accordance with the demands of the community. On August 10, 2006 based on the Decree of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia Number: 630 / MENKES / SK / VIII / 2006, the change of name from the Kundur River Leprosy Hospital in Palembang to Dr. Rivai Abdullah Palembang. In 2010 Dr. Rivai Abdullah Palembang has been accredited for 5 services, including: