Shaukat Khanum Hospital

This year, millions of Muslims from all around the world are coming together to lay the foundations of what will be Pakistan’s biggest cancer hospital to date. Join us. Lay one brick or ten and help us build Shaukat Khanum Karachi. Give Sadaqah Jariyah towards anything from equipment to a room or an entire ward. Every brick and piece of equipment donated will help us save lives for years to come.

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Then and now…

Shaukat Khanum Hospital was established in Lahore in 1994 by Imran Khan. It was a first for Pakistan: a comprehensive care facility dedicated to the diagnosis and the highest standards of treatment for cancer. Since then, and with your trust and support, we’ve grown to expand our reach.

To meet demand and support patients in harder to reach areas, we’ve founded a second Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Peshawar and established Diagnostic Centres, Laboratory Collection Centres, and Outreach Screening Clinics nationwide. Today, we’re coming together with millions of IKCA supporters to make history again with a third Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and the 12th largest globally.

We believe in providing cancer care for patients, irrespective of whether they can afford it or not. But free treatment shouldn’t mean poor service. Part of our promise is to ensure our hospital stays current with technological advances in the medical field. Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital is pioneering cancer research in Pakistan and keeping abreast of the latest breakthroughs in cancer treatment with the use of state-of-the-art medical equipment.

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Did you know…

Decades before the former Prime Minister of Pakistan entered politics, he was a cricket legend and the captain who led the Pakistan team to victory at the 1992 Cricket World Cup. Imran Khan donated the entire sum of his prize money from that win, plus more, to build Shaukat Khanum Hospital.

Shaukat Khanum Hospital conducted the first-ever bone marrow transplant in Lahore in 2006. The £14,000 procedure was carried out at no charge to the patient and was made possible through the generous support of an anonymous donor.

Shaukat Khanum Hospital was the first hospital in Pakistan to procure a PET CT scan in 2007. A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computerised Tomography (CT) scan is an imaging technique. It helps provide information about the activity of cancer cells. Patients in Pakistan had to go abroad to undergo this test in the past.

In December 2015, the second Shaukat Khanum Hospital was inaugurated in Peshawar. Like our hospital in Lahore, it houses all the specialised diagnostic and therapeutic facilities to treat cancer, under a single roof.

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GIVE YOUR ZAKAT TO IMRAN KHAN CANCER APPEAL

The Zakat you give allows us to provide free treatment to 75% of our patients.

We’ve been trusted with your Zakat for over 27 years. With it, we save lives and provide healing for Pakistan’s poorest. Find out about our Zakat transparency and the care we take to ensure your Zakat reaches only the most deserving. Download our new Zakat Guide to get answers to your frequently asked questions about the obligation of Zakat and its conditions in Islam.

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OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR LIFE-SAVING WORK

Your Sadaqah matters. At Shaukat Khanum Hospital, we cannot use your Zakat to purchase vital hospital equipment and medication or build the hospital wards in which our patients are cared for. This is where your Sadaqah comes in.

Your Sadaqah is also used for providing nutritional food for our poorest patients, many of whom are malnourished even before they begin cancer treatment.

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CANCER CARE AT SHAUKAT KHANUM HOSPITAL

13697299_10153784050477029_5806911991125952576_nICU Nurse, Asif: “Here, we tell patients whatever the reality of their case is. While being a critical care patient does not always mean the worst, we also never give fake hope.”

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13590385_10153777076257029_3237137505640202629_nPlay Therapist, Bushra: “The basic idea of play therapy is to keep children psychologically stable as they go through prolonged cancer treatment.”

Find out why Play Therapy is Vital to Cancer Care