The first mentioning of this Government Burgerlijke Ziekeninrichting (Government Civil Hospital) at Kandangan, the main town of the Afdeeling Kandangan in the Southeastern part of Borneo (Kalimantan) was in January 1903,when a mandoer (supervisor) was appointed for this hospital for ill prisoners on a monthly pay of ƒ 15 (See Annex 5838 no.26 ). The Report of the Civil Medical Service of 1909 mentions the ziekeninrichting at Kandangan and calls it too small in view of the increasing number of patients. From the mid 1920s the NI Government promoted the quality of the former inlandsche (indigenous) hospitals and formulated the conditions for a GBZ by “Vaststelling van de Regelen betreffende de bestemming van Gouvernements burgerlijke ziekeninrichtingen, de formatie van het personeel, zoomede de kosten van verpleging in die inrichtingen (Regulations of use, personnel and tariffs). See Annex to the NI Staatsblad (Statute Book) of 30 August 1927, no.11446. A later edition of these regulations were published in the Annex to the NI Staatsblad (statute book) of 9 February 1937 no. 13808 mentioning for the GBZ at Kandangan one nursing class 4 (nursing fee ƒ 1,50 per day), which meant that it belonged to the category of small hospitals. At the end of 1937 the hospital was transferred to the groepsgemeenschap Bandjar (Indisch Verslag 1938, 395).The capital town and seat of the administration of the groepsgemeenschap was Bandjermasin. (Regeeringsalmanak 1942,part I,186). From that time it was converted from a gbz into a local hospital.
Kandangan was the permanent post of the vaccinator of the vaccination district of Amandit (Regeeringsalmanak 1920, Supplement DD, p.358).
Kandangan was the subdepartment of the department Hoeloe Soengei of the Residency South East Borneo. The main town of the Afdeeling Kandangan was also called Kandangan. (Gonggryp 1934, 616).
See also General hospitals 1940- Google maps for the location of the town.