There are some beautiful museums in the world which attract millions of visitors. The region of Mardan is rich in culture and especially Gandhara remains are matchless. The people of Mardan had the idea of a museum for a long time and they were keen to preserve the heritage. For this reason they formed National Heritage Preservation Societies in the past. Ultimately with the interest of the local Government Officials and the then commissioner of Mardan, Mr R N Sahibzada, the proposal of building a museum in Mardan was made in 1990. The museum was opened in April1991.
The original name is Takht-i-Bahi. This town is situated 15 km from Mardan on Swat Malakand road. In 1908/9 the ancient Buddhist history was discovered in the mountains. Large numbers of buildings look beautiful on top of the mountains.
Unfortunately the possessions of the houses and buildings have been taken away illegally and maybe decorating some famous buildings in the rest of the world. The population is expanding and new houses are approaching the site. If ignored for a few more years, the tourist and historic attractions will disappear.
Cultural heritage has a great historical significance. It represents the taste and theme of the time. The Guides Memorial Mardan also has a very relevant historical importance. It was built by the British in 1892 in memory of their soldiers who sacrificed their lives in defence of Queen’s Residency in Kabul on September 23rd 1879.This historical memorial was built in the centre of Mardan city.
The Health information Data has been prepred By Asif Jamil of Mardan Foudation.
|District Headquarters Hospital Mardan|
|Mardan Medical Complex|
Dr Habib ur Rahman is a consultant Physician in DHQ Hospital Mardan.He is a graduate of Khyber Medical College Peshawar and got his specialist training in Ireland and UK.He cares about his patients and is very keen to improve the standarads of healthcare in Mardan.He made a very good presenatation in a seminar arranged by MIAC.He highlighted all the health related issues faced by the people of Mardan.These include rapid and unchecked growth in population,limitations of hospital beds,infectious diseases which are preventable,Quakery,Lack of co-ordination between GPs and the hopital,lack of proper record keeping and lack of facilities for Chronic medical diseases like Dibetes, Asthma, COPD and Arthritis.He also came up with the solutions.His talk was much appreciated by the audience.If his views were given a consideration then the people of Mardan will defiitely see an improvement in health service.
Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Health Foundation
The KHYBER PUKHTUNKHWA Health Foundation was established under Act-VI of Provincial Assembly KHYBER PUKHTUNKHWA on 13th December 1995 and started its function in January 1996. It is a corporate/autonomous body and its main function is to actively assist and promote the private sector and to support Public Sector for better health care. This is a significant initiative of the KHYBER PUKHTUNKHWA Government to encourage and provide financial assistance to the private sector in the field of health care.
Aims and objectives
The administration and management of the Foundation and its affairs vests to the Board of Directors headed by the Chief Minister, KHYBER PUKHTUNKHWA and Minister for Health KHYBER PUKHTUNKHWA is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors includes Official/Non-Official members and eminent people from the field of health and public sector. The Management Director is the Chief Executive of the Foundation and Secretary of Board of Directors. Details of existing organizational structures are as under;‑
Role of Board of Directors
The KHYBER PUKHTUNKHWA Health Foundation has its Board of Director which is responsible for the following:
One of its most appreciated achievements of the Foundation is the scholarship scheme for the students of the Public Sector Medical/Dental colleges of KHYBER PUKHTUNKHWA. The foundation give scholarships to the students of medical/dental colleges on merit and poverty basis and so far granted Rs. 1.61 million to the medical/dental students of the province during academic year 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06.
In the 9th meeting of “BOD”, the Foundation got approval for installation of ultrasound machines in two District of the Province. Two ultrasound machines were installed on experimental basis in two hospitals of KHYBER PUKHTUNKHWA i.e. RHC Kohistan (Dassu) and DHQ Hospital Tank. These facilities may be extended to other districts of the province.
Reactivation of BHUs/RHCs:
The Foundation was assigned the task to hand over around 602 BHUs to the NGOs /Private parties on Public-Private-Partnership. In first phase the Foundation have advertised 47 underutilized facilities of 6 districts namely Mardan, Malakand, Kohat, Karak, DI Khan and Peshawar. Expression of interest was scrutinized by the selection committee and Director General Health Services has been asked to hand over 12 BHU’s to the approved organizations.
Provision of loan to unemployed doctors: -
The KHYBER PUKHTUNKHWA Health Foundation has started a loan scheme for unemployed doctors to set up their private clinics for effective health care to the people of its locality. An amount of Rs. 20.00 Millions has been marked for the purpose. One hundred and ten doctors applied under this scheme. Now we are receiving applications through the notified Loan processing Committee.
Most Recent progress
Health foundation has approached the World Bank and GTZ through Government of KHYBER PUKHTUNKHWA Health Department to provide technical support, for its restructuring and developing business plan. Both the organizations have agreed in terms of technical support and capacity building of the health foundation for the achievement of its objectives. This has been agreed during the discussion with the donor team members and they have taken the health foundation as one their agenda item.
Statistical data of health in Mardan.
Medical Training Institutions
Number of govt. Health institutions & their bed strength
Number of Hospitals & Their Bed Strength
Rustam is a historical village and is situated about 20 miles from Mardan. It has a small hospital which is situated at a very scenic location. The hospital was built for a small population which has significantly grown now.