First Day Cover India 2018 – Safdarjung Hospital -60th Anniversary
The American troops taking part in World War II landed at Willingdon Airfield (later Safdarjung airport) the only airport/airfield in Delhi at that time. There was no hospital or medical centre nearby and few barracks were converted and equipped with the latest equipment to make it a modern medical centre for American Troops.
After the War Americans handed it over to the Indian Government. It is today a 2,900-bed multi speciality hospital, one of the largest Government hospitals in the country.
India Post issued a pair of Se-tenant stamps 0n 27 Apr 2018 to mark 60th Anniversary of Safdarjung Hospital. A FDC is listed.