Bali’s is targeting that the physical construction of the new International Hospital owned by the province to be completed in June 2013.
The hospital’s plan a 200-room medical center standing on a 2.95-hectare site with construction scheduled to begin in September 2012.
Beritabali.com quotes the chief of the Bali Health Service, Ketut Suarjaya, saying that the operation of the hospital will be turned over to a third party. According to Suarjaya, several investors have expressed an interest in managing the health facility.
“We hope the investor will supply the medical equipment and provide the staffing and management to operate the hospital. There are severa partiesl who have expressed an interest, beginning from Mount Elizabeth Hospital and also from a German international hospital. We have also sent a proposal to the Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand.
Suarjaya said the new hospital would cost Rp. 195 billion (US$20.7 million) with 25% of the 200 rooms allocated for the treatment of Balinese under the province’s socialized medical program Bali Mandara (JKBM).
The government’s target is to create a quality international medical facility capable of generating medical tourism to Bali.
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