Of the many socially responsible initiatives at SDM, Drug Bank has been a longstanding and effective one. Drug bank is a unique activity initiated at SDM College, functional since 2010 to provide free medicines (tablets) to the needy. The initiative recognizes patients in the area who require assistance in purchasing necessary medication, and provides aid in case the drug bank has the prescribed medicine in store.
This way, drug bank is helpful for recycling of medicines and their conservation. Most users are unaware of the hardships involved in purchasing expensive medicines. The drug bank is an attempt to bridge the ‘affordability gap’ with regard to day to day medicines, at least in the rural area.