Shaukat Khanum Hospital Karachi to be completed by end of next year: Imran Khan
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that the Karachi branch of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) will be opened by the end of 2023, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
“The building of the SKMCH&RC) has been completed and its interior work is underway,” he said adding that the hospital will be equipped with the latest state-of-the-art machines.
He further said that Karachi cancer hospital, which will be twice the size of the SKMCH&RC in Lahore, will be the largest tertiary care center in Pakistan.
“One of the aims of SKMCH&RC has been to make state-of-the-art cancer care more accessible to patients, and the construction of the largest Shaukat Khanum hospital in Karachi will raise the bar of cancer care services in the city, and especially benefit the people of Sindh and Balochistan”.
The former prime minister appealed the masses that they need the financial support of the donors to complete the project in time that is very vital to provide quality treatment facilities for cancer patients of Karachi, interior Sindh and Balochistan.
“I am confident that I can always depend on the people of Pakistan for the completion of the hospital,” Imran Khan adds.
میں اسپتال کھول دیاجائےگا،انشاءاللہ۔منصوبے کی بروقت تکمیل کیلئےہمیں آپکی پیہم معاونت درکار ہے تاکہ کراچی،اندرون سندھ اور بلوچستان کےلوگوں کو سرطان(کینسر)کےمعیاری علاج کی سہولیات فراہم کر سکیں۔مجھےاعتمادہےکہ اسپتال کی تکمیل کیلئےمیں ہمیشہ کیطرح اہلِ پاکستان پر انحصار کرسکتاہوں— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 28, 2022
It is pertinent to mention here, Imran Khan set up the hospital and research centre, in Lahore, in memory of his mother Shaukat Khanum, who died of cancer in 1985. Until recently, it was the only cancer hospital in Pakistan and is also linked to Bradford.
The trust managing the facility has established a number of hospitals, laboratories, and research centres across Pakistan.
The cancer hospital project is expected to be commissioned at a total cost of PKR 22 billion. It will be equipped with the latest medical technology and will be staffed by highly trained and accredited professionals. SKMCH&RC, Karachi will continue the legacy of SKMCH&RC in Lahore and Peshawar, where all patients receive the best possible care, irrespective of their ability to pay.