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Years served - 50 +
Patients served - 5 Million +
Served today - 139
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The Santokba Durlabhji Trust was founded in 1958 with a vision to provide quality care to the common man – without favour 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, 480-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 neighbouring states as well.
Our firm endeavour, and our sincere belief, is 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.
Inspiration behind Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital
  • Late Smt. Santokba – The inspiration behind the SDMH.
  • Late Shri Durlabhji Bhai – The inspiration behind the SDMH.
Our Founders
  • Late Shri Rashmikant Durlabhji
  • Late Smt Hemlata Durlabhji
  • Late Padamshri Khailshanker Durlabhji
Vision & Mission
  • Vision

    SDMH shall be an integrated quaternary healthcare hub for delivery of affordable quality medical care in an economically viable, regionally, nationally and internationally positioned institutional environment.







  • Mission

    SDMH is committed to provide quality health care at the most affordable rates to all sections of society, irrespective of caste, creed or color. Towards making this possible, we pledge to dedicate all our efforts and all our energies.

Secretary’s Message
Yogendra Durlabhji ( Secretary,
Santokba Durlabhji Trust )

Empathy is the word that immediately comes to mind as I think of my father. Empathy is aptly defined as someone else’s pain in your heart. My father felt the pain of many in his. 
He was deeply affected by the plight of the pavement dwellers he drove past on his way to work – he would cover them with blankets during clandestine outings at night. 
That shared pain for those who dwelt on pavements, and lived on the periphery of life was evident at the hospital we know as Santokba. Santokba is the story of his vision which impacted a million lives. It is the story of the love and the dedication of a family that, for almost 45 years now, has made Rajasthan a healthier place to live in. It is the story of nurses, of technicians and doctors, of carpenters and electricians, of patients, attendants and residents. It is not about martyrdom or about sacrifice but about care, compassion and concern.
Khelubhai, or Khailshanker ji, conceptualised SDMH in the 60’s in the course of his daily walkathons with Dr Tarachand ji Gangwal. Smt Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister, inaugurated the hospital in 1971. My brother, Rashmi, translated my father’s dream into cement and glass, I V drips and syringes, residents and rooms.
The family has carried on manfully – despite constraints, and disregarding handicaps. It has overcome challenges and hurdles, and it has done so with panache. It is a loving legacy that Pappa handed over to caring hands.
For him, the hospital was the summum bonnum of his very existence. He lived for the hospital, and the hospital lived in him. It filled his hours and days. Lovingly, he felt for the patients admitted there, and for their attendants. He was sensitive to their every need, sympathetic to their every requirement, responsive to their every problem.
We strive to carry the torch forward in this same spirit of joy and understanding. As we so fondly remember Pappa, we rededicate ourselves to creating the Santobka he always visualised.
Santokba was the true happiness that he may have missed out on at work. It was his life, quite literally. So is it ours.

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