In an effort to bring care closer to the patient, it was decided to open a second Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, in Peshawar. The ground-breaking ceremony of the Peshawar Hospital was performed on March 9, 2011, by Muhammad Salman, SKMCH&RCís first bone marrow transplant patient.
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Lahore - Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) is the story of success of the collective will of our people and affirmation of some of the greatest positives of our society. Since its beginning the hospital has been striving hard to provide equal treatment facilities to the patients regardless of their ability to pay. In line with its mission, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre continues to strive to provide top quality diagnostic and treatment facilities for cancer, irrespective of the patientís ability to pay. After the Punjab, patients from the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa province form the largest group of patients seen at the Hospital, with nearly 40,000 patients from the NWFP / KPK having been registered at SKMCH&RC, Lahore, since 1994.
In an effort to bring care closer to the patient, it was decided to open a second Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, in Peshawar. The construction of a comprehensive cancer diagnosis and treatment facility in Peshawar will not only provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment services to the people of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, irrespective of their ability to pay, but will also help raise healthcare standards and provide training and employment opportunities in the wider region.
Recognizing the credibility of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, the provincial government awarded 50 kanals of land in Peshawar for the construction of the hospital. The ground-breaking ceremony of the Hospital was performed at the site (Plot number 5 Ė B, Sector A 2, Office Enclave Phase Ė V, Hayatabad, Peshawar) on March 9, 2011, by Muhammad Salman, SKMCH&RCís first bone marrow transplant patient. The Chief Minister of the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Province, Mr. Ameer Haider Hoti was the Chief Guest on this occasion. The Chairman of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, Mr. Imran Khan, members of the Board of Governors of SKMT, senior management of the Hospital and a large number of people from different walks of life attended the event. The Chief Minister also announced a grant of Rs. 50 million on behalf of the Government of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa.
Plans are underway to complete the first phase, comprising outpatient clinics, chemotherapy facilities and an inpatient unit, within three years of commencement of building works. The estimated cost of the first phase is Rs 400 million. In the second and third phases, we expect to add radiation and surgical services, increase the total number of inpatient beds, and add a full intensive care unit. In order to raise the funds required to accomplish a project of this magnitude, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust relies heavily on your donations. We have done this in the past by making the first Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in Lahore and together we can do this again by transforming the second Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in Peshawar from a dream into reality.