And those within whose wealth is a known right, for the petitioner and the poor. – The Holy Qur’an 70: 24-25
Shaukat Khanum Hospital (SKMCH) cares for thousands of patients who rely on your support. Last year we were able to provide free cancer treatment to 75% of our patients through zakat funds. We covered all diagnostic and therapeutic hospital fees, ranging from the cost of radiation and chemotherapy services, to surgical theatre and medication fees.
Tabeel was one of many children diagnosed with cancer at Shaukat Khanum Hospital last Ramadan. With the grace of Allah (swt), and your Zakat, we were able to give her a fighting chance. We gave her parents hope and consolation in the knowledge that their child was receiving the best treatment available, without the burden of its unaffordable cost.
It was only through the zakat of Muslim donors worldwide, that Imran Khan was able to realise his dream of free cancer care for Pakistan’s poorest, two decades ago. It’s only with your zakat that we are able to continue this work every year. Without it, we’d be forced to turn away thousands patients who have no chance of recovery in a country with no free national health service.Support a Patient with your Zakat
Save a Life with your Zakat
Every year, our patients at SKMCH Lahore and Peshawar depend on your ongoing support. Will you donate your zakat towards the full or partial treatment of a patient like Tabeel?
Cancer treatment is costly. This table provides some idea of the approximate cost of treatment for different types of cancer. Without your zakat, poor patients in Pakistan simply couldn’t afford cancer care.
|Type of Cancer||Approximate Cost of Treatment|
|Germ Cell Tumour||£3,440|
|Chronic Myeloid Leukemia||£10,000|
|Acute Lymphobiastic Leukemia||£10,270|
|Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia||£13,328|
Support a Patient with your Zakat
In Pakistan, many cancer patients are too poor to meet their basic daily needs, let alone the high cost of cancer treatment. Find Out More about our Sponsor a Cancer Patient Appeal, and how you can sponsor the treatment of an individual patient.