Indigenous hospital Situbondo

The Koloniaal Verslag 1895 (p. 150) mentions this hospital as one of many that were financed by the NI Government. The main purpose of these establishments was the nursing of sick prostitutes and badly wounded indigenous persons. In some cases these hospitals could admit patients with infectuous diseases, sick prisoners and pradjoerits. (See no. 4638 of the Bijblad of the Staatsblad van Nederlandsch-Indië  (Supplement to the NI Statutebook).The indigenous hospitals of Kraksaän (Probolinggo) and Madioen were rebuilt in 1894, whereas the hospitals of Malang (Pasuruan) and Sitoebondo (Bezoeki) were expanded. The Begroting (Budget) of 1894, Chapter Department of Public Works mentions an amount of ƒ 2,400 for the enlargement of the establishment of sick prostitutes at Sitoebondo.

The Bijblad no. 11446 of 27 August 1927 classifies the Situbondo hospital as one that only may admit 4th class patients (tariff ƒ 1.50). Probably this implied that the hospital was a small one that only admitted indigenous patients.

See for the location of the hospital Heading Maps, subheading Map hospitals 1940.

Sitoebondo was in the 1930s a district and subdistrict of the regency Panaroekan, situated in the Residency Surabaya in the province of East Java (Gonggryp 1934, 588).