Surabaya is the provincial capital of East Java and the second largest city in Indonesia. Surabaya is a commercial center with a large seaport – perhaps one of the largest in the region. The population of this city is approximately 3 million. It is the gateway city to Mount Bromo and Mount Bali. Although many residents speak the local language Java, the national language of Indonesia is Bahasa. Bahasa is the official language and is used in business and education. Recently, English has also been used for various purposes such as advertisements and signs to the public.
There are many views about the origin of the name Surabaya. A Javanese legend says that this name is derived from two words suro or sura meaning shark and buoy meaning crocodile. Some locals believe that the two heroes named Sura and Boya were at loggerheads in their attempt to become king of the region.
The airport in the city is called Juanda Airport and has regular flights to the capital city, Jakarta and other major cities of Indonesia. It is the second busiest plane in the country after Jakarta. Some direct international flights are also available from this airport. A fixed taxi fare service is available from the airport to the city, 18 km away.
There are several good hospitals in Surabaya that offer excellent medical care to all locals and patients from different countries. It outlines some of the metropolis ’most famous hospitals.
Siloam Hospital Surabaya
Siloam Hospital Surabaya is one of the largest hospitals in the city. It offers the highest class of medical care in the region and has 160 operating beds and all different types of modern facilities. It was an initiative of a large private property group called Lippo Karawaci. Their three other International hospitals are located in Jakarta. In Surabaya alone, this hospital has 210 specialized doctors as well as 184 nurses. The hospital also provides 24-hour emergency and ambulance services, both of which are available throughout the week.
Rumah Sakit Surabaya International is located in a calm and quiet area, east of the city. It is another major hospital in the city. It started its operation with a vision to create and maintain a reputation of excellent medical service. This hospital belongs to a branch of Ramsay Health Institute, the largest healthcare company in Australia. The company in total has almost 70 healthcare centers in Australia alone. It began its operation in Surabaya in 1998. With 168 bedrooms and the professionalism of doctors from Australia and Indonesia, it has become a unique center for medical care. Other medical facilities such as a 24-hour emergency unit, ambulance, and number of medical doctors in each department make it a desirable place for patients to visit.
Husada Utama hospital became operational in 1993 with a vision to become a five-star hospital providing complete satisfaction to patients and their families. The infrastructure has 220 beds, emergency services, and modern operating theater facilities. All these factors make this medical center a health care center. Husada Utama continues to provide the most outstanding healthcare services with the highest professional medical technology standards.
Menur Psychiatric Hospital is another hospital that provides medical care to mentally retarded patients in the region. They have 30 VIP rooms and other world class facilities to provide medical care to such patients.