Emergency Appeal

We’re fighting on two fronts now; Cancer and the virus. As the pandemic sweeps the globe, Shaukat Khanum Hospital is mobilising to tackle what could become a national crisis. Can you help us?

On March 25th 2020, Prime Minister Imran Khan (PM) appointed Dr Faisal Sultan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Shaukat Khanum Hospital, as his lead and focal person for the virus. This follows a recent surge in confirmed cases in Pakistan (as published by The Nation on March 29 2020.)

Shaukat Khanum Hospital has been designated as a testing hub for the virus. We need to deliver 10,000 free tests daily to the local population. As we continue to scale up preparations at the hospital to deal with the rapidly changing situation in Pakistan, we rely on your prayers and your support:

“My worry is food and hunger. If it spreads, we will all have problems with our health facilities. We just don’t have that capability. We just don’t have the resources.” Imran Khan (PM)

Amidst the chaos of the pandemic, we ask that you keep our cancer patients and staff in your thoughts and prayers. For the last 25 years you have trusted us with your Zakat and Sadaqah. Now more than ever we need your support.

Your Zakat and Sadaqah can help save thousands of lives who currently face the threat of the virus.


Give Tests

To date, Shaukat Khanum Hospital has not charged ANYONE at all for testing. We need to continue providing free tests beyond those offered by the government. Can you help?

Number of PatientsUnit CostTotal Cost

Give Testing Equipment

We need to purchase additional equipment to help us test, diagnose and monitor 10,000 patients a day.

Urgent Equipment NeededNumber of EquipmentUnit PriceTotal PriceCapability
Extraction Machines15£31,500£472,50032 samples / hour
Real time PCR Machines6£27,300£163,80050 samples / hour
UPS20£260£4,8003.3 KVA
Freezer5£14,000£70,00030 degrees centigrade
Refrigerator3£6,000£18,0002 degrees centigrade

Give Emergency Treatment Equipment

We’re setting up a triaging and Initial Assessment Centre at the Hospital, and have dedicated three out of the four Inpatient Units for patients that require hospitalisation for treatment. We also need an Intensive Care Unit of thirty-five beds for patients who need ventilator support during treatment.

Urgent Equipment Number required Unit CostTotal Cost
Cardiac Monitor20£5,200£104,000
Pulse Oximeter10£470£4,700

Give Equipment to Protect our Medical Staff

At this time of crisis, we rely heavily on our doctors and medical staff. They are working long hours under difficult conditions on the forefront of this battle against the virus, and we must protect them from contracting it.

Product DescriptionQtyUnit PriceTotal Price
Surgical Masks (Pack of 50)3,000£5£15,000
N95 Masks.10,000£7£70,000
Shoe Cover (Pack of 250)120£8£960
Surgical Cap (Pack of 100)100£5£500
Hazmat Suits.3,000£6£18,000
Surgical Disposable Gowns (Pack of 10)1,000£2£2,000
Sterilized Surgical Gowns (Pack of 10)200£5£1,000
Hand Sanitizer (360 ml)3,000£5£15,000
Plastic Apron (Pack of 100)100£6£600
Wipes (Pack of 150)3,000£6£18,000
Surface Disinfectant (1 Lit)300£20£6,000
Examination Gloves (Pack of 100)2,000£4£8,000
Goggles (Pack of 50)60£8£480
Ambu Bags (ICU)100£100£10,000
HME Filter (ICU)5,000£3£15,000
Closed Circuit (ICU)5,000£3£15,000
C Circuit (ICU)500£15£7,500
Closed Suction Catheter (Different Sizes)3,000£15£45,000

Specialist advice from Shaukat Khanum Hospital

Shaukat Khanum has published guidelines for the management of the virus and this is available online. This document has been prepared primarily for healthcare providers, however, it contains useful information for the general public. The WHO will continue to provide updated information to Shaukat Khanum as and when new clinical findings are available.

Guidelines for the Management of the Disease 2019

Find out about the symptoms of the virus and the measures you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Help us prevent the spread. Here is all you need to know about the virus from Shaukat Khanum Hospital specialists. Please share this information and take good care of yourself and your loved ones at this critical time.

Advice from Shaukat Khanum Specialists