Jai Praksah Narayan Apex Trauma Centre is physically separate from the main AIIMS campus by 2.5 KM and is situated on the busy inner ring road (Mahatma Gandhi Marg) between Safdarjang Hospital & Bhikaji Cama Place.
Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre (JPNATC) has a chequered and long history of planning and control. First conceived in 1984 by the Delhi Government, land was acquired at Raj Nagar on the Ring Road about two kilometers from AIIMS. For 20 odd years nothing really happened on the ground. However, as the vision was to provide the best possible trauma services, Delhi government decided to hand over the project to All India Institute of Medical Sciences' (AIIMS) to run. Finally India's first full-fledged trauma centre to treat victims of road accidents became a reality in the year 2006. While the dry run began on 27 November 2006, the centre became fully functional on 26 November, 2007 when the casualty (emergency department) was thrown open to general public.