Over the past decade, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer  Hospital & Research Centre has established itself as a  centre of excellence providing comprehensive care free of  cost to thousands of indigent cancer patients. This  pioneering, state-of-the-art hospital located in the heart of  the Punjab was founded by Imran Khan, one of Pakistan’s  most illustrious cricketers. As a charitable institute, it is  funded predominantly from the donations of friends and  well-wishers from around the country and across the  world.

The inspiration to build the Hospital came from the misfortune and suffering of one individual, Shaukat Khanum, the mother of legendary captain of Pakistan’s World Cup–winning cricket team, Imran Khan. His mother’s death and the personal experience of dealing with cancer in a loved one convinced him of the need for a state of the art cancer center with access to everyone, including those who could not otherwise afford the expensive care. The result was the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, in Lahore, the first and only cancer hospital of international standards in Pakistan, dedicated to providing first-class treatment of cancer to all its patients, irrespective of their ability to pay.

Imran Khan made a nation-wide appeal for the collection of funds from a match between Pakistan and India on November 10, 1989 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore which raised Rs. 2,902,600. This was followed by a series of more than 50 successful fund raisers held throughout the world. Pakistan’s win under Imran’s captaincy in the 1992 cricket world cup in Melbourne helped fundraising efforts. He was able to collect one and a half million pounds in just six weeks after the World Cup when the same amount had taken 2 years to collect earlier. He donated his entire prize money of 85,000 pounds for the project. In 1994 when the project required more financing for the ongoing construction, Imran Khan launched a mass contact campaign in which he toured 27 cities in the country and collected Rs. 120 million. During the entire campaign for the construction of the hospital, over a million individual donors from ordinary citizens to the rich and famous pitched in. Everything from cash to jewelry and valuables was donated.

Designing and execution of the master plan was overseen by Dr. Nausherwan K Burki MB, PhD, FRCP, FCPS, FCCP, of the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky, USA in collaboration with an international team of cancer physicians and research workers. Designing and architectural services were provided by Arrasmith, Judd & Rapp, Architects in Health Planning of Louiseville, Kentucky, USA. Architectural details were handled by Messrs. Nayyar Ali Dada & Associates of Lahore. Local engineering was performed by Messrs. Progressive Consultants, Lahore. Ground was broken in April 1991 and the hospital opened its doors on December 29, 1994.

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.

Being the only cancer centre in the entire region with all the specialized cancer diagnostic and therapeutic facilities the Shaukat Khanum Trust realizes the its colossal responsibilities in its fight against cancer. It has established a number of centres all over Pakistan that help in the awareness, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in Pakistan.

Hospitals:

  • Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre (Lahore, Pakistan)
  • Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre (Karachi, Pakistan) Land Purchased, Planning in progress
  • Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre (Peshawar, Pakistan) Planning in progress

Outreach Cancer Screening Clinics:

  • Shaukat Khanum Karachi Clinic ( Karachi , Pakistan )
  • Shaukat Khanum Peshawar Clinic ( Peshawar , Pakistan )
  • Community screening service ( Lahore , Pakistan )

Diagnostic Centres:

  • Shaukat Khanum Diagnostic Centre ( Lahore , Pakistan )
  • Shaukat Khanum Diagnostic Centre ( Karachi , Pakistan )

Pathology Collection Centres:

  • 56 Shaukat Khanum Pathology Collection Centres (all over Pakistan )
The Board of Governors of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust comprises of bankers, researchers, businessmen and physicians.

  • Mr. Imran Khan (Chairman)
  • Dr. Nausherwan Khan Burki
  • Mrs. Aleema Khanum
  • Dr. Uzma Ahad
  • Mr. Ashiq Hussain Qureshi
  • Mr. Sarfaraz Ahmed Rehman
  • Mr. Zain ul Hassan Shabbir
  • Mr. Mujahid Hamid
  • Mr. Mansoor A. Javed
  • Dr. Tauseef Ahmed
  • Professor Jeffery Lucas
  • Mr. Saifuddin Zoomkawala
  • Mian Arshad Alam
  • Mr. Ali Habib
  • Mrs. Marriana Karim
  • Mian Muhammad Abdullah
  • Mr. S. M. Muneer
  • Mr. Liaquat H. Merchant
  • Mr. Munir Kamal
  • Mr. Irfan Mustafa

Management

  • Dr. Faisal Sultan, Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. M. Aasim Yusuf, Medical Director
  • Mr. Tariq Azam, Director Marketing & Resource Development
  • Mr. Muhammad Fareedullah Qureshi, Chief Financial Officer
  • Mrs. Virginia A. Gumley, Director Nursing

AWARDS, CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Certification (HACCP)
The Food and Dietary Services of SKMCH&RC was awarded the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Certification (HACCP) in 2008.

Capability Maturity Model (CMMI) ML2 Certification
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre is the first hospital in Pakistan and the first cancer research hospital in the world to have achieved the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 2 in 2008.

Human Rights Society Of Pakistan
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre was awarded for its humanitarian efforts on the 27th Award Ceremony of the Human Rights Society of Pakistan in 2008.

Recognition Of Anesthesia By College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Pakistan (CPSP)
The Department of Anesthesia was recognized by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan in 2008.

Affiliation With University Of Bradford (UK)

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre is affiliated with the University of Bradford (UK) for B.Sc. (Hons) in Medical Imaging since 2007.

Quality Management Systems Certification
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre was awarded the ISO 9001-2000 certification for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cancer Services in 2007 (Original Certification: 2001)

Membership Of International Union Against Cancer (UICC)
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre was awarded membership of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) in 2006.

Pakistan Centre For Philanthropy Certification (PCP)
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre was awarded the NPO Certification for meeting standards in the areas of Internal Governance, Financial Management, and Programme Delivery by the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy in 2006.

Award From World Health Organization (WHO)
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre was presented the World Health Organization’s UAE Foundation Prize for ‘Outstanding work in health development that has already been accomplished and that has extended far beyond the call of normal duties’ in 2006.

Institutional Management Certification Programme (IMCP)
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre successfully participated in the capacity building process for meeting the USAID Management Standards under the Institutional Management Certification Programme (IMCP) in 2006.

Associate Membership Of International Network For Cancer Treatment And Research (INCTR)
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre was granted Associate Membership of the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research in 2005.

Recognition Of Department Of Internal Medicine By College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Pakistan (CPSP)

The Department of Internal Medicine was recognized by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan in 2004.

Pakistan Software Export Board
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre is registered with the Pakistan Software Export Board of the Ministry of Information Technology (Govt. of Pakistan) since 2003.

Registration With College Of American Pathologists (CAP)
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre is registered with the College of American Pathologists for Proficiency Testing Survey since 2002.

Recognition Of Department Of Pathology By College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Pakistan (CPSP)

The Department of Pathology was recognized by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan in 2001.

Recognition Of Department Of Nuclear Medicine By College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Pakistan (CPSP)
The Department of Nuclear Medicine was recognized by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan in 1999.

Recognition Of Department Of Radiology By College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Pakistan (CPSP)
The Department of Radiology was recognized by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan in 1998.

Recognition Of Department Of Radiation Oncology By College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Pakistan (CPSP)

The Department of Radiation Oncology was recognized by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan in 1996.

Recognition Of Department Of Medical Oncology By College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Pakistan (CPSP)

The Department of Medical Oncology was recognized by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan in 1996.

 

 

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