Beritabali.com reports that the provincial government of Bali will begin the construction of an international standard hospital in the early part of 2012.
The government has set aside Rp. 168 billion (US$US$18.6 million) to build the proposed 200-room hospital.
Governor Made Mangku Pastika told the press on Monday, September 28, 2011, that the new hospital has passed feasibility tests conducted by planning consultants paving the way for the bid process in the early part of next year.
Pastika underlined to the press that the development of an international hospital is not being undertaken solely for the benefit of tourist visitors but as a priority project for the welfare of the Balinese.
“Actually,” said Pastika, “this is not the International Hospital but the ‘Bali Mandara Hospital’ offering international levels of medical service and able to accommodate patients under the Bali Socialized Medicine Scheme (JKBM) in the third class of ward, but nonetheless enjoying an international standard of health care.”
Governor Pastika hope the new hospital will be finished and in full operation by late 2013.
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