Marjan (or Margan)is a family name. This family is known to be rich in Al Hilla city. They helped the government to open a hospital on a land belonging to Marjan family on the river of Euphrates for the tuberculosis patients early on the 20th century.
I don’t' know if the hospital belongs now to the government of to Marjan family but its name is still "Marjan teaching hospital".
It is no more for the tuberculosis patients. It is now for general medicine. And it contains many subspeciality units.
There is no such a hospital in Baghdad. It is taken for granted in peoples mind that every thing in Baghdad is better, especially the services, and the hospitals are one major example. But in Baghdad you find that people are not serious. They don't consider being responsible on one's work as a good deed. They think that one should only think of himself and not others. Being honest means you are not experienced in Baghdad. Being selfish means you are mature and will be respected.
In Al Hilla, people are still respecting and expecting honesty and truth. That is why their hospitals are more beautiful than Baghdad's.
This sight, from that window in the corridor that takes you to the neurology unit, was a common daily sight in my life when I was working there. At this window I used to stand, alone, or with a friend, to have some rest.
How long is that palm tree. How calm is the river. I swear I just want to be there. Living in calm.
This is our small house of doctors, one of the most warm welcoming house of doctors I ever found