Zendings Hulpziekenhuis Pargarutan

This auxiliary mission hospital was first mentioned in the Annex R-XI of the Koloniaal Verslag 1921 as an auxiliary hospital of category I (10-25 beds). It received a  subsidy for initial investments of f 5,427 (buildings) and f 1,000 for investment in hospital equipment. So, the founding date will have been about 1920. See also Annex O of the Koloniaal Verslag 1930, which mentions a subsidy of f 240 for personnel and of f 1114.28 for other expenditure.

Pargaroetan is situated north-east of Padangsidempuan,which is a department of the Residency Tapanuli and is situated on the autoroute from Padang to Medan. The department has 277,000 inhabitants and its capital Padangsidempuan has 5,900 inhabitants, 40 of whom are Europeans and 437 Chinese (Gonggryp 1934, 1095).

See for the exact location of the hospital: General hospitals 1940 – Google