Shaukat Khanum becomes world’s second hospital to get full JCI accreditation: Imran

Hospitals in Lahore and Peshawar have been awarded ‘Gold Seal of Approval’, says PTI chief


News Desk October 04, 2022

The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) has become the world’s second organisation to be awarded Full Enterprise Accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI), PTI Chairman Imran Khan announced on Tuesday.

The JCI is a USA-based leader for accrediting healthcare quality and patient safety in hospitals across the world.

“After a gruelling three-week survey in Aug/Sept 2022, our hospitals in Lahore & Peshawar as well as our diagnostic centres in Karachi & Lahore have all been awarded the JCI’s Gold Seal of Approval, the global gold standard for excellence in quality healthcare,” said the PTI chief who founded the charity hospital in 1991.

“I want to thank the thousands of people who work at Shaukat Khanum for their hard work and dedication.”

The former premier also thanked “millions of donors and supporters who make it possible for us to continue providing world-class cancer treatment completely free of charge to over 75% of our patients”.

“I have always said there is nothing we can't achieve as a nation, if we put our minds to it,” he added.

SKMCH&RC, Lahore, first achieved JCI accreditation in 2018 and re-accreditation in 2021, while SKMCH&RC, Peshawar was first accredited in 2019 and underwent re-accreditation in 2022.

Shaukat Khanum’s ‘Karachi Diagnostic Centre and Clinic’ achieved its initial accreditation in September 2022.

The enterprise survey evaluated how the Shaukat Khanum healthcare system functions and its ability to deliver consistent and coordinated care across its facilities in Lahore, Peshawar, and Karachi.

The process involved a close evaluation of administrative, clinical, and operational domains.

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