SDS Tuberculosis Sanatorium

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SDS Tuberculosis Sanatorium
Location Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Coordinates 12°55′2.19″N 77°37′22.37″E / 12.9172750°N 77.6228806°E / 12.9172750; 77.6228806Coordinates: 12°55′2.19″N 77°37′22.37″E / 12.9172750°N 77.6228806°E / 12.9172750; 77.6228806
Funding Government hospital
Hospital type Specialist
Affiliated university Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute
Speciality Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases
Founded 1948
Lists Hospitals in India

The SDS Tuberculosis and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest diseases (formerly SDS Tuberculosis Sanatorium) is a government run institute affiliated with Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute specializing in treating tuberculosis and other chest diseases.[1] The sanatorium is housed on a sprawling campus near Hosur road in Bangalore.

SDS Tuberculosis Sanatorium is named after the wife of philanthropist Devarao Shivaram as Shanthabai Devarao Shivaram Tuberculosis Sanitorium[1]

Later, as it became a teaching hospital associated with the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, and under development plans of the Government of Karnataka, it was called Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases. For locals however, it still remains TB aaspatre (Kannada term for hospital).

It is located adjoining the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health and the NIMHANS campus.

It a premier institute where chest diseases are treated with expertise from the best in the field. Of special importance attributed to the hospital is its treatment of tuberculosis which is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in the region. Specialised treatment of tuberculosis and its varied complications are dealt with medically and if be need surgically yet being very cost effective. It also functions as a chest injury and trauma care referral hospital.

Undergraduate students in the MBBS and physiotherapy course and post graduate students from the medicine, surgery and allied departments are posted on rotation basis for a definite period for gaining clinical and surgical experience in identifying, treating and following up pulmonary disease.


  1. ^ a b "SDS TB and Chest Diseases Hospital". Government of Karnataka. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 

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