GBZ Malang

The Gouvernements Burgerlijke Ziekeninrichting (Government Civil Hospital) at Malang was preceded by the Civiele Ziekengesticht at Malang, which was founded before 1880. Schoute mentions about 1877 the existence of a hospital for indigenous patients at Malang. The hospital (GBZ) was mentioned in the Bijblad van het Staatsblad van Nederlandsch-Indie (Supplement to the 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 Malang could admit patients in the nursing class 4 (nursing fee ƒ 1,50).The Annual Report of 1934 mentions the following transfers:“On 1st July 1934 the GBZs of  Malang and Wonosobo were taken over by the Protestant Mission.”

Malang was in the 1930s a Residency with a capital of the same name. It is at the same time a regency and a district of the province of East Java. The principal town of Malang has 87,000 inhabitants of whom 7,500 Europeans and 8,500 Chinese. The town is ruled by a municipal council and a mayor. The Residency is very fertile and is surrounded by mountains and vulcanos. Cultures are: coffee, rubber, cacao and sugar. There used to be 4 sugar factories.  The town is situated 443 m above sea level and has an agreeable climate (Gonggryp 1934, 795).

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

See also the Grote Atlas van Nederlands Oost-Indie (Asia maior/knag, 2003) p. 326for a townmap of Malang with the mission hospital Soekoen (successor of the GBZ)  in the town quarter Soekoen.

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