Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital, Jaipur is a private, trust-managed, autonomous, fee-for-services and not-for-profit hospital that the late Khailshanker Durlabhji conceptualised in the course of his daily walks with Dr Tarachand ji Gangwal who was a friend, family physician and a dedicated and esteemed doctor of the time.
A prominent jeweller of the city, Khailshanker ji was devoted to the idea of delivering the best healthcare to the people of Rajasthan in an affordable package. Santokba came into being on November 29, 1971, and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It was the first private hospital in the state. It started modestly with only 80 beds and six specialties.
Forty years later, 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.
The mission of the hospital has been to offer a broad spectrum of cost effective and humanistic clinical services that meet the highest international standards, to all patients irrespective of caste, creed or class. It seeks to serve as a continuing medical education centre (CME) for doctors, teaching centre for DNB candidates (Diplomate National Board, DNB, is equivalent to the MD/MS/DM/M Ch of other Indian universities as recognised by the Government of India and the Medical Council of India) and for those categories of paramedical staff (such as nurse, technicians and radiographers) who are invariably in short supply. In its constant endeavour to improve health care, Santokba has provided a base for innovative research.
Located in the heart of Jaipur, Santokba’s is a self contained campus with staff residences, a bank, post office, medical stores, dairy booth, canteens, an attendant’s complex (dharmashala) and other facilities. But the bottom line for Santokba is to be more than just a grand building with splendid machines and emerging super specialties. It aspires to be a hospital with a sound heart.
Awards & Honours
NABH Accreditation to SDMH Blood Bank