BIMC Hospitals of Bali are working closely with the local Health Department of Manggarai Barat, East Nusa Tenggara to support the successful operation of Sail Komodo 2013.
Renovating an existing government health clinic, the Bali-based hospitals are establishing international standard procedures for emergency room treatment of trauma patients.
The cooperation between BIMC, organizers of Sail Komodo 2013 and the regency government of Manggarai Barat will not only provide much-needed medical support to visiting yachtsmen but also achieve long-term better health care for the people of Labuhan Bajo.
Labuhan is the gateway to the Komodo National Park, exclusive home to the large dragon-like retiles found only in this area. Most tourists destined for the Komodo approach the Park via Labuhan Bajo’s Komodo Airport. The areas surrounding Labuhan Bajo contains a number of unique and interesting tourist sites, in addition to the popular national park located on a number of islands just to the west.
In renovating the existing community health center in Labuhan Bajo, BIMC Hospitals donated patient beds for the treatment and observation rooms, medical equipments for the consultation room, created an emergency room, procedures room, ward rooms, a sterilization unit, an Advanced Life Support Ambulance and a stock of medical supplies.
“It is part of our commitment as the pioneer of Medical Tourism facility in Indonesia. We also aim to support medical services improvement in Indonesia,” said Deddy Suhartawan, the BIMC’s deputy general manager marketing.
To date, BIMC have spent approximately Rp. 550,000,000 on the Labuhan Bajo project.
In the lead up to Sail Komodo 2013, the Australian-owned and managed hospital sent a medical team to train the clinic’s staff. The team will also be stationed at the clinic during the international sailing event, which will peak on September 14, 2013.
“The support (of BIMC) is very valuable for us and for the success of Sail Komodo 2013. We hope the cooperation will continue in the future,” said Dr. Imaculata Djelulut, head of Health Department of Manggarai Barat.
Sailors from all over the world will participate in Sail Komodo 2013 with 130 different countries registered to sail the waters of Eastern Indonesia.
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