Our Vision

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) was established in 1994. Since then, we’ve spent in excess of £307 million on providing free cancer care in Pakistan.

Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) helps run the only cancer hospital in Pakistan, which offers free cancer treatment to patients who can’t afford it. Annually, at SKMCH, we are able to provide free cancer treatment to 75% of our patients. Other patients, depending on their financial situation, are offered subsidised treatment.

Annually, we are able to provide free cancer treatment to 75% of our patients

  • Last year, 10,203 new cancer patients were registered at SKMCH, from a total of 12,576 who were admitted;
  • We performed 13,817 surgeries;
  • We provided 65,759 radiotherapy treatments and 52,843 chemotherapy treatments.

At IKCA, the bulk of our spending goes into the cancer care services we provide. Patients who can’t afford treatment are offered support from the outset. We cover everything from the cost of medication and pathology to treatment and surgery.

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Year Patients Registered Outpatient Visits Admissions Chemothrapy Treatments Surgical Operations Radiation Therapy Imaging Studies Pathology Tests Pharmacy Dispensing
Dec.1994 to Dec.1999 25,862 125,009 9,092 57,400 6,778 79,373 92,916 1,408,358 640,962
2000 3,014 40,325 2,599 9,600 1,531 17,033 26,703 392,120 311,245
2001 3,656 49,511 3,102 9,322 1,847 22,170 31,462 565,717 383,018
2002 3,093 49,270 3,309 11,690 1,828 25,059 36,138 664,763 413,782
2003 3,486 54,190 3,668 12,839 2,268 26,149 45,025 878,330 457,398
2004 4,219 69,023 4,177 15,377 2,750 32,318 62,657 1,148,224 525,404
2005 6,570 76,736 4,910 15,868 3,795 36,326 80,455 1,411,930 586,891
2006 7,696 87,534 5,134 18,206 4,080 39,545 95,646 1,762,116 622,528
2007 9,125 112,714 6,023 23,719 4,398 41,463 117,924 2,176,649  735,472
2008 9,529 119,037 6,079 23,709 4,514 43,143 128,636 2,368,844 740,288
2009 7,981 124,372 6,545 26,448 4,487 43,307 132,578 2,494,616 792,795
2010 9,120 130,165 6,785 27,588 6,109 42,888 134,177 2,852,347 851,126
2011 9,480 141,806 7,618 31,367 6,560 44,540  144,216 3,251,680 931,848
2012 9,542 156,766 8,613 31,198 6,990 51,865 160,574 3,740,838 1,092,480
2013 9,211 172,236 9,949 33,783 8,371 53,451 162,739 4,089,705 1,195,061
Total 121,584 1,508,694 87,601 348,114 66,306 598,630 1,460,755 29,206,237 10,280,298