The Department of Neurology began to function at King Edward Medical College, Lahore in the year 1963, when a post of Assistant Professor of Neurology was sanctioned for the college. Initially 6 beds in the female ward of East Medical were allocated to the specialty of Neurology. The new premises started functioning in July 1983. Since then the department has the privilege to be headed by some of the most dedicated professionals and the finest Neurologist of their times. Prof. Munawar Hayat, Prof. Naeem-ul-Hameed and Professor Muhammad Nasrullah and Professor Muhammad Naeem Kasuri & Prof. Muhammad Athar Javed were the first, second, third, fourth & fifth Head of Department, respectively. Currently, department is working under Prof Dr. Ahsan Numan, the Head of Department.
The Department of Neurology was shifted to present premises more than thirty years back in 1982-83. We chalked out a plan to renovate the department to improve the service, enhance the looks and to better satisfy the patients. With the help of Philanthropists, the renovation work was started in early 2013 and in first phase a separate space was allocated and a new high dependency unit was created consisting of fully mechanized modern beds , monitors, oxygen supply, sucker machines, readily available lifesaving drugs and emergency equipment like endotracheal tubes etc. A dedicated nurse and a fellow in Neurology were also appointed for the purpose. After completion of the HDU, renovation of the whole unit was started which was completed in the year 2014. Now we have well-furnished ward with tiled flooring and walls, air conditioning in each room, new beds, patient trollies etc. Laboratory work was also enhanced by induction of modern electrical equipment. In the year 2014 most modern EMG/NCS and EEG machine with Video monitoring facilities were also acquired through same channel. In 2019 free plasmapheresis was started which is a life saver for numerous patients. Now we are working in a better environment and patient care and satisfaction is more than ever before.