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Bali Mandira Cancer Center to Open in 2020

Advanced, High-Quality Cancer Treatment Paid by Medicaid (BPJS) to be Available for Everyone in Bali in 2020.

Construction is underway for a modern cancer treatment center adjacent to the Bali Mandira General Hospital in Sanur, Bali.

As reported by Kompas.com, the new Cancer Center is scheduled to open in 2020.

The National Nuclear Supervision Agency (Bapeten) is in the process of evaluating radiographic and chemotherapy equipment recommended for use at the Cancer Center and formulating appropriate building standards to contain any contamination threat.

The head of the Provincial Health Department for Bali, Ketut Suarjaya, said the new Bali Mandira Hospital Cancer Center is being built to provide support for Denpasar’s Sanglah General Hospital that is reportedly overwhelmed with cancer patients.

At this time, radiation and chemotherapy treatments remains focused at Sanglah General Hospital. Patients are required to queue for as long as a year for radiation treatment. In some cases, the stadium of cancer is far advanced or beyond treatment by the time their turn in line materializes. There are also occasions when the radiation equipment is broken and can’t be used.

The CEO of the Bali Mandira Hospital, Gede Bagus Darmayasa, said the Cancer Treatment Center being built at his facility will come the most advanced facility of its type in Bali supported with the latest radiotherapy and chemotherapy technology. The target is to have a cancer center eventually capable of handling 100 patients per day with phase one able to handle 50 patients coming on line first.

The Bali Mandira Cancer Center now being built will occupy three floors with the top floor dedicated to nuclear medicine with seven observation rooms.

The total cost of the new Cancer Center is put at Rp. 200 billion.

Treatment for cancer under the State Health Care Provider BPJS will be available at the Bali Mandira Cancer Center. It is estimated that 2.3% of the population in Bali suffers from some form of cancer with cancer of the cervix, breast cancer and lung cancer among the most prevalent forms of the disease.

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