About Lok Nayak Hospital:
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 and continues to be one of the most prestigious and most premier teaching hospital of Govt. of Delhi.