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 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
MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS DURING 2014-15/ ANY OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION:
1. The building of new OPD block has beenfully functional since 14th July-2014. It is one of the initiations for the new era of Lok Nayak Hospital which has been chosen be to a model hospital of Delhi Govt.
2. A new spacious ART Centre for HIV patients has been made functional.
3. A large number of waiting halls with basic amenities for relatives/attendants of patients have been constructed.
4. Lok Nayak Hospital issued first free copy of Birth & Death certificate & launch of issuance of 1st free copy of Birth & Death Certificate from Lok Nayak Hospital was done by Shri S. K Srivastava Chief Secretary GNCTD on 13th June 2014. This has been a huge step on making it convenient for public to get Birth& Death Certificate.
5. I.T Department has successfully completed the installation process of 14 biometric machines in LNH for attendance monitoring of employees.
6. Extended department of Obs & Gyane. is IVF and Reproductive Biology Centre. This Centre is working as outstanding deptt. with very high success rate as compared to global success rate.
7. 22 beds have been added to Medicine Emergency considering a heavy rush of patients.
8. Information Centre / Help desk for senior citizens at the entrance of hospital are operational.
9. Main Kitchen and dietary Deptt. for indoor Patients is under renovation.
10. Account Branch under renovation.
· Smooth and efficient functioning of a huge annual OPD of approx. 10 lacs patients, maintain punctuality and discipline of OPD staff.
· Screening and Educational Programme for awareness of diabetic patients and general public being run in screening OPD of hospital.
· Lok Nayak Hospital is designated sentinel surveillance Hospital forDengue & VBD disease reporting and coordination with nodal officer of different department and transmissionof dataand report to MCD is been done in 2014 –1526 patient were reported to be screened for dengue and 156 was found positive.
· Birth and death certificate is being printed in front of parent / next of kin and issued to them there and then to make it convenience for the stake holders.
· MRD provide all data for implementing of all programs under National Rural Health mission, providing data for state health intelligence Bureau, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, reporting of communicable & Non- communicable disease/ generating morbidity and mortality stats.
Sustruta Trauma Centre
|Shri Satyendar Jain|