Indigenous hospital (GBZ) Klaten

The Inlands hospitaal (indigenous hospital)at Klaten in the Principality of Soerakarta (Central Java) was converted into a Gouvernements Burgerlijke Ziekeninrichting (Government Civil Hospital). It was founded in 1869 and had existed for a long time. The annual report of the Civil Medical Service mentions that in 1909 a number of 874 patients had been admitted (459 prisoners and 415 free patients). Most of these patients were male ( 686). In the Bijblad van het Staatsblad van Nederlandsch-Indie (Appendix 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 Inlands hospitaal at Klaten is mentioned to admit patients in the nursing class  4 (nursing fee ƒ 1,50), which means that it belonged to the category of small hospitals (< 25 beds). On 22 October 1928  the decision is taken to close the hospital as of 30 September 1928.(See Gouvernementsbesluit no. 15 of October 1928).

Klaten was a Regency and district of the Government Surakarta.The principal town had the same name as the Regency  (Gonggryp 1934, 655).

See also The Grote Atlas van Nederlands Oost-Indie, pag. 297 for a townplan of Klaten with indication of the clinic.

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