Dr. Richa Diwan
Lord Irwin laid down the foundation stone of this old hospital that was set up in Central Jail complex, named for the bulwark of British Viceregality - Lord Irwin.on 10 January 1930. It was in 1936 that under Lt. Col. Cruickshank, I.M.S., this Lok Nayak Hospital was commissioned as Irwin Hospital. Initial hospital had 350 bed, which was big enough to cater to the small population of Delhi during that era. With the attainment of independence in 1947 and the partition which brought in its wake an influx of thousands of refugees from Pakistan, existing medical facilities were found to be inadequate. The growing metropolis, therefore, saw a great deal of expansion of infrastructure facilities for the public. By early 50s Irwin Hospital had become one of the largest hospitals of Northern India.It remained & continues to be one of the most prestigious and most premier teaching hospital of Govt. of Delhi. In November 1977 the name of Irwin Hospital was changed to LNJP Hospital . Lok Nayak Hospital christened in 1989 from Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) was originally popular and still continues to be known as Irwin Hospital. Recognizing the need for a Medical College in this area, the Government of India, in August 1957, recommended in its Second Five Year Plan opening of a Composite Medical College. Irwin Hospital was obviously chosen to be the venue for this college. Maulana Azad Medical College is attached to this Hospital. The hospital is equipped with the latest state of the art equipment for comprehensive investigation and treatment of patients . Lok Nayak Hospital functions as a tertiary referal centre and receives a large number of very complicated cases who are well advanced in the disease process. The doctors , nurses and other staff manning the hospital are experienced professionals dedicated to their job. It has over 1597 commissioned beds in all the medical & surgical specialties. The Hospital deploys highly skilled and trained work force. It continues to be one of the premier teaching hospitals of the GNCT, Delhi and has completed its 75 Yrs. of excellent Health Care Services on 10th Jan 2005. Recognizing the need for additional facilities to match the increasing demand, the hospital is undergoing phased expansion. At the end of the first phase, which is nearing completion, 500 additional beds would be added to the hospital. This increase will augment the services in the Departments of Emergency and casualty, Orthopedics and trauma, obstetrics and Gynecology, Nursing home and radiotherapy (& oncology). The subsequent phase of expansion will augment the outpatient services.
It is centrally located and very near to both old and New Delhi railway stations and big business areas like Connaught Place and Karol Bagh. The catchments area of the hospital is very large and receive patients from not only Delhi but from neighboring states as well for example Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh. Most of the services including medicines, food, operations and admissions etc. are provided free to the patients.
The vision of the hospital is to provide comprehensive health care services for the good health and wellbeing of all.
In line with the vision, the hospital is providing following medical care services in the major specialties and some sub specialties.
The recent advances in medical care and technologies are integrated for providing 'state of art health' care to the public.
||Gynae & Obstetrics|
|Burns & Plastic Surgery
||Skin & STD|
||Family Welfare (M &F) Infertility|
||Aids Counseling Clinic|
||Various Diagnostic Labs|
The hospital is also providing various preventive and promotive health programme.
The hospital is engaged in imparting teaching and training to health professional and public and is also engaged in pioneering research activities.
The associated MAM College, GB Pant Hospital and GNE Centre are integrated in all functions o health care delivery ,teaching training and research
In the calendar year 2007 -
- More Than 17 lacs patients were seen in the OPD.
- Over 1.7 lacs patients were seen in casulaty & Emergency.
- 67583 patients were admitted.
- 12,940 major operations & 22094 minor operations were done in 26 operation theaters.
- Around 22.5 lacs lab tests were performed.
- More than2.5 lacs X-rays, 23085 Ultrasounds and 4770 MRI were done.
- Hospital had a bed occupancy rate of 123 % in emergency & high dependency units.
In the calendar year 2008 (till October) -
- More than 10 lacs patients were seend in the OPD.
- Over1.2 lacs patients were seen in Casualty & Emergency.
- 58042 patients were admitted.
- 10,313 major operations & 17,292 minor operations were done in 26 operation theatres.
- 21,60,624 lab tests were performed.
- More than 1.8 lacs X-rays, 26,260 Ultrasounds and 4,862 MRI were done.
- First IVF Centre started in Delhi Government Hospital & has been able to give new vision to Child less couple. So far fifteen preganancies have been concieved & one delivery has been conducted for UVF.
- Hospital had a bed occupancy rate of 100% in emergency & high dependency units.
- Hospital is under going accreditation prograamme for continous quality care.
- Hospital is under going HIMS for full Computerisation of the hospital.
- Hemophilia Day Care centre started.
- Genetic Lab which is one of its kind in Govt. Hospital has started fucntioning.
- Waiting area for comfort of patients and relatives.
- New Casualty and Accident and Emergency building.
- State of art equipment such as 128 slice C.T. procured.
Sustruta Trauma Centre
A 50 bedded Sushruta Trauma Centre at 9, Metcalf Road, Civil Lines was being run as specialized annex of this Hospital & was dedicated to citizens of Delhi on 22.04.1999.. It is equipped to handle cases of poly trauma (except burns) through a team of specialists including Surgeons, Anesthetists, Medical specialists, Radiologist, Orthopaedician . It has its own ICU, 3 operation theaters, CT Scan, Blood Bank & Laboratories. All services are available round the clock & are free to accident victims. In case of need patients are transferred to Lok Nayak Hospital.