Sunday afternoon, August 10th, we had the pleasure of taking a neighbor to the maternity ward of the Bhayangkara Hospital (Police Hospital) to be with them during the birth of their grandson.

We were told that the hospital is owned by the police, and all on the police department get free medical care. We were also told that because it is free, the expertise and quality of care and the facilities are not as good as they would like for it to be.

It was a nice experience, having had the opportunity to share in the birth of this child!

Police Hospital in Jambi Rumah Sakit Bhayangkara
Police Hospital in Jambi
Rumah Sakit Bhayangkara
The Newborn
The Newborn
Police Hospital in Jambi Rumah Sakit Bhayangkara
Police Hospital in Jambi
Rumah Sakit Bhayangkara
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Rumah SakitĀ  (hospital, or literal translation: sick house)

The Entrance to Siloam Hospital

Speaking with a number of people about the quality of hospitals in Jambi, the general consensus is that the newest one, Siloam Hospital, is the most complete as it pertains to equipment. Siloam Hospital is also believed to be one of the best because it is a branch of the well-known Siloam Hospital in Jakarta, which has six other branch hospitals in other Indonesian cities.

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