Mine hospital Puput

The mine hospital Poepoet was situated on the island of Bangka in the district Soengaiselan. Source: Staatsblad van Nederlandsch Indie no. 420 of 23 June 1908: The existing institutes on Banka to take care of sick mine workers all are mentioned Government Civil Hospitals and are free of charges for sick Chinese mine workers. The Staatsblad mentions 8 hospitals on Banka: at Muntok,Djeboed, Blinjoe, Soengailliat, Pangkalpinang, Soengaiselan, Koba and Toboali. All are belonging to the Government owned Banka tinwinning and are called GBZ. Source: Reports of the Medical Service, some statistical data derived from the civil medical annual reports  and the reports on contagious diseases in NI in 1909: In the hospital at Poepoet (District Soengaiselan) the average number of inpatients was 29 per day, among whom also some poor people from the population, so not exclusively mine workers. See also the admittances in the hospital at Pangkalpinang of mine workers from Soengaiselan (on average 14 per day). 138 beri-beri patients were admitted in the hospital at Poepoet, of whom 98 were evacuated to Pangkalpinang. The hospital at Poepoet held outpatient consults for the population during 6 days per week.