Arrasmith, Judd, Rapp Chovan is privileged to serve the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre with design and construction of the new facility currently under construction in Peshawar, Pakistan. The state of the art facility is designed to US standards providing an environment of care on par with the best facilities in operation around the globe. The Phase 1 Out Patient Services opened to the public in December of 2015 while work to complete the Phase 2 Inpatient and Research is ongoing. Plans are now underway for a similar facility in Karachi, Pakistan.
In 2015, the original SKMCH &RC in Lahore admitted nearly 12,000 patients while over 200,000 visited the Out-Patient. SKMCH &RC is Pakistan’s largest and most prominent cancer treatment facility providing diagnostics and treatment to the Pakistan population.
Many patients do not have the means to pay for treatment while others pay what they can. Today, about 75% of the patients receive financial assistance. Accordingly, SKMCH &RC relies on the contributions of many to support day to day operations. To date, ongoing efforts have raised 61% of the budget required to support operations for the year 2016 with approximately 50% of these funds raised through donations.
SKMCH &RC was conceived of and built by Mr. Imran Khan, who in the 1980’s led the Pakistan Cricket Team to the World Championship. His vision to make cancer treatment accessible to every citizen of Pakistan received an infusion of excitement through his fame but its ability to sustain itself for over 20 years is the result of his tireless efforts as Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Khan’s commitment to humanity is reflected in the mission statement: “To act as a model institution to alleviate the suffering of patients with cancer through the application of modern methods of curative and palliative therapy irrespective of their ability to pay, the education of health care professionals and the public and perform research into the causes and treatment of cancer”
Please consider making a donation in any amount to help sustain the mission of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre through the Imran Khan Cancer Appeal at: https://www.ikca.org.uk/donate/