Landscape hospital Luwuk

A Landschap in the Netherlands Indies was a self-governing administrative unity. As the decentralization policy of the NI Government progressed, not only regencies, municipalities or provinces, but also Landschappen took over existing hospitals from the central government. One of the examples was the Landschapsziekenhuis at Loewoek of the subdepartment Banggai of the department Poso (Central Celebes). From Memorie van Overgave (Transfer of Office) Minahassa ca. 1940, p. 118: An officer of health, charged with the public health service in the health resort Loewoek  is charged with the management of the Landschapsziekenhuis. He also supervises the Landschappolyclinics.

De subdepartment Loewoek (capital Loewoek) is part of the Banggai-archipelago in the north of the Gulf of Tolo, Eastcoast of the central part of the island of Celebes. The Landschap Banggai consists of the Banggai archipelago and part of the neigbouring peninsula.  Banggai used to be a feudal estate of the sultanate of Ternate (Gonggryp 1934, 89).

See also General hospitals 1940 – Google maps, for the location of the town and the hospital.

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