Bali no doubt is one of the most visited places in Indonesia both by domestic and foreign tourists. This triggers many things one of them is the availability of medical facilities. Clinics, drugstores, hospitals and medical practitioners can easily be found across the island mainly in places close to crowds such as Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur, Jimbaran and Denpasar.
The government has responded to the need by building an A-class hospital called “Rumah Sakit Umum Sanglah” publicly known as “Sanglah”. This hospital is under the governance of Ministry of Health and being a ‘mother’ hospital in Bali, NTB and NTT.
There are many qualities for a hospital to becoming A-class which among them are having at least 400 beds for patients with 1:1 nurses ratio, an Emergency Room servicing 24/7, at least 18 General Practitioners and 4 Dentists and so on. The hospital has quite broad specialties services that simply say this is a place you can rely for medical needs.
For divers like us Sanglah has the thing we need most during scuba diving emergency: hyperbaric chamber. This pressurized chamber will help patient with decompression illness possibly resulted from scuba diving activity. Sanglah Hospital is the only one in the island which has this facility thus making this place a reference for DAN, the insurance company specializing in scuba diving activity.
You might want to write Sanglah Hospital contact number at 0361-227911.
For more information on Sanglah Hospital or the hyperbaric chamber you can call the hospital directly or ask your dive center about it.