Hospital is the place where someone life can be saved. There are so many hospitals in the Pakistan but Shaukat Khanum memorial hospital one of the best cancer hospital in the Pakistan. The founder of Shaukat Khanum memorial hospital is imran khan. He was the first man in Pakistan who lay down a foundation of cancer hospital for poor people in the Pakistan. When he started to build this hospital he face many problems both political and financial. He started collecting the money city by city and he was surprised the poor people of Pakistan donate their money to the hospital and when the imran khan at the end collect the money he was surprised to see that the people of Pakistan are giving him full response on his call for donation. And with imran khan struggle and with the help of Pakistani people Shaukat Khanum memorial hospital build for the treatment of very dangerous disease cancer. Shaukat Khanum memorial hospital is located in Lahore and Peshawar in Pakistan. It is the largest radiation oncology center and cancer hospital of the Pakistan.
The designing and execution of plan can be fulfilled by Dr.Nausherwan K.Burki MB, PhD, FRCP, FCPS, FCCP, of the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky. The designing and architectural of the hospital was provided by Arrasmith , Judd and Rapp. The hospital was opened to the public for 29 December 1994. In 1992 ,in the appeal concert of Sahukat Khanum memorial hospital the bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan came together in it.
Throughout the year the celebrity support for Sahukat Khanum memorial hospital has continued. Recently in year 2015 , Shaukat khanum hospital launched the project of awareness of breast cancer with the help of singer , Hadiqa Kiani and the actor Mahira Khan. The mission statement of the Shaukat Khanum memorial is , “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”.
The vision of imran khan to build this hospital is that every people of the Pakistan can accessible for the treatment of cancer disease regardless of his/her background. Today , approximately 75% patients are financially assisted by the hospital. The quantity of patients that are admitted in the hospital are increased day by day. In 2015 , the patients that are admitted in the hospital were 11,352 and 205,313 visited out patient department. The hospital is the project of the Shaukat Kahnum memorial trust , which is the charity organization in Pakistan. This hospital is established in the name of the mother of imran khan who died due to cancer. The first hospital is build in Lahore. And the second is build in Peshawar on 29 December 2015. This hospital is the under board of governors. Professional team from clinical, administrative and nursing backgrounds are managed the hospital. Imran khan the former cricketer is the chairman of the board of governors of the hospital.