his hospital was founded by a Danish Lady Doctor called Marie Holst in 1906.She was a part of the Danish Tent Mission (later on called the “Danish Pathan Mission”). This was run by a doctor, assisted by Danish sisters and local staff. While in Mardan one of the nursing sisters, Margreth Rasmussen, got married to a man called Jens. He wrote his first book in Danish language about Pathans and Islam. They both spent many happy years in Mardan.She was loyal to the husband till he died in 1966.Jens was speaking and writing very beautiful Pashto.

The women’s hospital building initially had trees and garden where kids used to play. The open area has been converted into the main hospital now and the original women hospital is hidden behind the building. The entrance to the hospital is not easy and is waterlogged after rain. Surely Dr Marie Holst may have done something about it if she was alive!!