The Santokba Durlabhji Trust was founded in 1958 with a vision to provide quality care to the common man – without favor or discrimination.
The Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital was established in 1971. Inaugurated by the then Prime Minister, Smt. Indira Gandhi, the hospital was dedicated to the Armed Forces as the nation was then in the throes of a war with Pakistan.
Since then, SDMH has continued to provide affordable health care through the several philanthropic initiatives it has undertaken e.g. The Avedna Ashram, the Rehabilitation and Limb Fitting Centre, the Outreach Programme, Project Prayatna (eradication of thalassemia) and several other projects that serve to alleviate human suffering.
SDMH is a private, trust-managed, autonomous, fee-for-services and not-for-profit hospital. It is a multidisciplinary, 551-bed, tertiary care hospital. It houses several wards, operation theatres, ICUs, laboratories, utility services, specialties and super specialties, including one of the best blood banks in the country, catering to the entire state of Rajasthan and to neighboring states as well.
Our firm endeavor and our sincere belief are that philanthropic healthcare is not only possible; it is also desirable. It is NOT an oxymoron. It must be implemented whenever we take care of other people’s health. That is our goal, and will always remain our destiny. In doing this, we achieve a cleansing of the soul. We strive also to reach a higher level of divinity which, is not only therapeutic but also transformational.