Indigenous hospital (GBZ) Bondowoso

This Gouvernements Burgerlijke Ziekeninrichting started in 1890 as a rather small indigenous hospital. It was situated at Bondowoso in the Residency of Besoeki  (East Java). The Supplement of the Staatsblad van Nederlandsch-Indie no. 11446 of 30 August 1927 gives regulations for a number of Government Civil Hospitals  as to the status, the size of the staff and the tariffs and classifies this hospital as one that is authorized to nurse 4th class patients at a tariff of f 1.50. Ten years later the so-called GBZs are decentralized and taken over by local or regional councils or by missionary organizations.

In the 1930s, Bondowoso was the capital of the Residency Bezoeki in the province of East Java. The Residency had 2,081,867 inhabitants. Its boundaries were Strait Madoera (North), Strait Bali (East), Indian Ocean and Residency Probolinggo (West). In Bondowoso and Djember the cultures of tobacco and sugar are the main crops (Gonggryp 1934, 135, 159).

See General hospitals 1940 – Google, for an exact location of the town of Bondowoso.

See Grote Atlas van Nederlandsch Oost-Indie (Asia maior/knag, 2003) p. 340 for a townplan of Bondowoso.

Nowadays the Bondowoso hospital is called Rumah Sakit Umum Dr. H. Koesnadi. It is classified as a category B hospital (registration code: 3511011) with. 230 beds. The hospital is settled on Jalan Kapten Pierre Tendean no. 3 at Bondowoso (Jawa Timur).

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From its website ( we copied a few statements on its history (Google translated):

Established before 1933 "Regentschap Ziekenhuis". Land area 1,037 m2
Consists of: outpatient, inpatient, emergency room, and administration.
In 1952-1956. Bondowoso General Hospital with a capacity of 150 TT.
Regional Regulation No. 10 of 1984. Hospital changed to RSU.
Regional Regulation No. 66 in 1996. RSU became RSD (2000).
Minister of Home Affairs Regulation No. 445.35-1182 September 11, 1998 RSD dr. H. Koesnadi, who is in class C, is conducting a self-funding trial.
Since 1999 Regional Regulation No. 7 to be fully self-funded.
Since December 15 2005 RSD dr. H. Koesnadi Bondowoso became a non-education B class and provided assistance by BPKP in his efforts to become a Public Service Agency (BLU).
December 15, 2006 has officially become a Class B Non-Educational Hospital.
January 28, 2008 in accordance with Regional Regulation No. 3 of 2008 concerning Organizational Structure and Working Procedures of Regional Technical Institutions, Regional Hospitals (RSD) dr. H. Koesnadi Bondowoso became a General Hospital (RSU).
Bondowoso Regent Decree No. 445/522/430.42/2008 dated 24 June 2008 concerning General Hospital dr. H.Koesnadi Bondowoso became a Public Service Agency in stages.
Bondowoso Regent Decree No. 188.45/450/430.6.2/2011 regarding the Determination of Dr. H. Koesnadi Bondowoso as Full Regional Public Service Agency, August 9, 2011.

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