Shaukat Khanum Hospital Karachi

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Rs 6,065 Raised

Rs 10,000,000,000 Target

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Rs 6,065 Raised

Rs 10,000,000,000 Target

Rs 6,065 raised of Rs 10,000,000,000

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start dateOct 6, 2017

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categoryHealth

organizationsShaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre

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In Pakistan, every year it is suspected that about 150,000 people fall victim to cancer. Being a developing country, this ailment was the ultimate symbol of hopelessness and almost certain death. SKMCH&RC has continued to provide quality cancer care to all segments of society and 75 percent of all its cancer patients seen during a year receive financial support from the Hospital. Since 25 percent of all patients seen at the Hospital every year used to come from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Northern areas, therefore Pakistan’s 2nd SKMCH&RC was constructed in Peshawar, the first phase of which was inaugurated on December 29, 2015. Any quality service faces the potential of shortage of capacity, especially when the service being provided is free for the majority of its recipients. This is the reason why the creation of additional physical space has become imperative to meet the increasing workload at the facility in Lahore. Therefore, we are embarking on the largest expansion project the Hospital in Lahore has witnessed since its inception, namely, the new Clinical Tower. The groundbreaking of Pakistan’s third Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, in Karachi, took place on December 29th, 2016. Plans are underway to complete the construction of the Hospital over a three-year time-frame, at an estimated cost of Rs. 4.5 billion. SKMCH&RC in Karachi, a multi-level facility, is planned to open its doors to patients on December 29, 2019 as a fully-functional cancer hospital, with all the essential clinical and support departments.

For the year 2017, the annual budget of SKMCH&RC is PKR 10 billion or US $ 92 million which is required to support the two existing state-of-the-art cancer centres and to commence the construction of the Hospital in Karachi and the Clinical Tower in Lahore.