Philanthropic status
We are working on no profit no loss basis recovering material cost only. Whatever loss department incurs every year is compensated by Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital Management.

1. Dr. P.K. Sethi Rehabilitation Centre started in 1985 by Dr. Sethi himself and has evolved to present shape having following mile stones.

1985 – Started by Late Dr. P.K. Sethi.
1988 – Department of Science and Technology, Government of India supported following research projects.

1. Design and development of low weight thermoplastic Rehabilitation aids.

2. Polyurethane Jaipur foot – Phase – I and Phase – II.

Continued for nearly 10 years. 
Collaborating Institute
– Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
– National Chemical Laboratory , Pune.

1995 – International Committee of Red Cross supported our work. Selected Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital for development and propagation of polypropylene prosthetic technology. 
1993 – Team of doctors and technicians from Vietnam trained.
1995 – Team of doctors and technicians from Bangladesh trained. 
1998 – Team of technician from Angola trained. 
2001 – Team of technicians from Mozambique trained. 
2001 – Commercial production of Jaipur foot at Gandhgram started. 
2001 – Dr. P.K. Sethi awarded with highest honor for Rotary International award USA
(US$ 1 lakh received as grant, transferred to Santokba Durlabhji Trust).
2006 – Training Centre formally inaugurated. 
2008 – Dr. Sethi’s demise.

Dr. Anil Jain took over as head of the department.
2010 – Outreach programme for free limb and caliper fitting for poor patients utilizing Camp approach started. Nearly 25 such camps have been organized within 125 Kilometers of Jaipur for poor patients.
2011 – Team of Biomedical and mechanical engineers from Michigan Technological University U.S.A. visited our centre and research project for improvement in Jaipur foot started jointly.
2013 – Team of engineers from Ohio State University USA visited our department and Research work on Jaipur foot started.
Initiated by “Times of India” in the year 2013. Award function was held at Hotel Le Meridien, Jaipur on July 26, 2013.
2013 – Selected for YOUNG ACHIEVER’S AWARD, on Doctor’s Day, 1st July 2013, Function jointly organized by Jaipur Medical Association and Medical Practitioner Society Jaipur. 
2013 – Motivation India (MI) U.K. based organization working for World Health Organization (WHO) for development of wheel chairs started interacting with us and trained our staff for wheel chairs services.
2013 – Jiv Daya Foundation based in Texas USA decided to support our work to carry out detailed study and data collection of the work done by our centre. Data entry Manager appointed in October 2013.

Recent Advances
All over the globe polypropylene and low density polyethylene (LDPE) has emerged as best prosthetic and orthotic materials recommended by ICRC.

We have developed following products in last 20 years of ongoing research.

1. Floor reaction orthosis (FRO).
2. Floor reaction orthosis attached to quadrilateral top by side bars having drop lock knee joint with spring catch to allow the patients to flex knee while walking.
3. Lehneis and articulated Lehneis KAFO – orthosis useful in controlling genu recurvatum effectively and allowing knee flexion while walking.
4. Total contact PTB orthosis.
5. Total contact PTS sockets with EVA liner for below knee amputees.

Accomodation for Poor Patients
Subsidized accommodation within the hospital campus is provided to poor patients on priority basis for our centre as they may have to stay in hospital for 3 to 7 days for fitting of appliances and gait training.