Shaukat Khanum hospital gets international accreditation for 'world-class' medical service

PTI chief Imran Khan terms day 'happiest of his life', congratulates doctors and staff of SKMCH

News Desk April 28, 2018
PTI chief Imran Khan offers prayers after laying the foundation stone of the cancer hospital in Peshawar. PHOTO: INP

Imran Khan said on Saturday that the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital had been accredited by the United States Joint Commission International, and termed the day one of the happiest in his life.

Taking to Twitter to share the joy with his followers, the cricketer-turned-politician stated that after a thorough audit lasting for days, SKMCH has been recognised internationally as a provider of world-class services.

The hospital is a philanthropic venture of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief, and it is Pakistan's largest cancer hospital, and is also home to the largest radiation oncology centre in the country.

Khan also thanked the team of his cancer hospital, including doctors, nurses and staff, who worked hard for the accreditation.

The Miracle of Shaukat Khanum

"Congratulations to the SKM team who have worked dedicatedly to achieve this great milestone. I want to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff (all Pakistanis) who have shown that Pakistanis, with commitment and determination, can build & sustain world-class institutions," he said in another tweet.

Khan noted that the cancer hospital provided free medical treatment to almost 75 per cent of all patients coming to the facility.

"What makes this recognition even more fulfilling is that SKMCH provides free medical treatment to 75 per cent of its patients," he stated.

"This provision of world-class treatment to the poor at par with that provided to paying patients is unique to SKMCH," Khan added.


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