Construction work at Shaukat khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre Karachi is underway at full pace and this will be the third and largest Shaukat Khanum hospital of Pakistan.
The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT) has established a number of hospitals, laboratories, and research centres across Pakistan. The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Lahore was the first specialised cancer facility in the region.
In 2016, Imran Khan laid the foundation of the Karachi hospital.
The SKMT Karachi Project is located in DHA City on twenty acres of land and is expected to be commissioned in three years, at the total estimated cost of Rs. 13 billion. For this noble cause a nationwide fund raising campaign has been started by hospital’s officials.
“There are over a hundred and fifty thousand new cancer cases in Pakistan each year. The huge number of new cancer patients means that we are able to serve only a proportion of those suffering from cancer in Pakistan”, said Dr Aasim Yusuf, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centres (SKMCH&RC).
It will open as a fully-functional cancer hospital, with all clinical disciplines in place, and equipped with the latest technology, including state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities as well as the latest in treatment planning and delivery systems.
Karachi is the philanthropic heart of Pakistan and, over the last 30 years, the people of Karachi have always supported Shaukat Khanum hospitals, enabling it to provide financially supported treatment facilities to over 75 percent of all our cancer patients, each year.
SKMCH&RC in Karachi, at one million square feet of constructed area, is twice the size of the hospital in Lahore, and will have forty-seven outpatient examination rooms, a sixty-nine bed chemotherapy facility, two hundred and eighty-eight inpatient beds, sixteen operation theatres, and twenty-four intensive care beds.
“The treatment of cancer is often a long and arduous process, with many patients having to make repeated, and expensive, trips over long distances in order to seek treatment and during this period they have to face some serious emotional, social and financial issues. Successful completion of treatment is followed by several years of further visits for follow-up.”, he Dr Aasim further said.
The hospital in Karachi will be the largest cancer centre in Pakistan, with state-of-the-art cancer diagnosis and treatment facilities available under one roof. SKMCH&RC, Karachi, will serve all of Sindh, as well as Southern Baluchistan, and will help to bring cancer care closer to our patients.
“Karachi hospital will not only equip with CT, MRI and PET-CT scanners, but also with a state-of-the-art PET-MR system. This new form of hybrid imaging technology, a first for Pakistan, allows diagnosis that is more accurate, with the greater safety and convenience of two scans in one.” Dr Aasim told.
69 کیمو تھراپی بیڈز، 288 بیڈز مریضوں کے لیے، 16 آپریشن تھیٹرز اور 24 آئی سی یو بیڈز کے ساتھ بننے والا شوکت خانم ہسپتال کراچی، پاکستان کا سب سے بڑا کینسر ہسپتال ہوگا۔
— Shaukat Khanum (@SKMCH) January 17, 2021
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