This Gouvernements Burgerlijke Ziekeninrichting (Government Civil Hospital) was established at Lumajang. The hospital was mentioned in the Bijlage van het Staatsblad van Nederlandsch-Indie (Supplement to NI Statutebook) no. 11446 of 30 August 1927: “Vaststelling van de Regelen betreffende de bestemming van Gouvernments burgerlijke ziekeninrichtingen,de formatie van het personeel, zoomede de kosten van verpleging in die inrichtingen.”( Regulation of target groups, personnel and tariffs of GBZs). The GBZ at Loemadjang could admit patients in the nursing class 4 (nursing feeƒ 1,50).
In the 1930s, Loemadjang (Lumajang) was the main town of the Regency of the same name in the Residency of Probolinggo (East Java). The Regency counted about 400,000 inhabitants of whom 1,300 Europeans and 3,600 Chinese. Tobacco was cultivated in this Regency in company and indigenous plantations. There were also sugar companies in this region (Gonggryp 1934, 765).
See also General hospitals 1940 – Google maps, for the location of town and hospital.