Take a trip down memory lane with an uplifting video message from our archive and scroll below to read the incredible progress we’ve made together since the ground-breaking ceremony performed by our founder in 2016.SUPPORT OUR KARACHI HOSPITAL BECOME A FOUNDING MEMBER
Our founder has dedicated his life to improving the welfare of ordinary Pakistanis. He is unable to make an appeal for Shaukat Khanum Hospitals this year, but in his absence, we hope you will continue supporting our Karachi project with your Sadaqah Jariyah and show that we still stand together in the fight against cancer.
THEN AND NOW….
By no means shall you attain righteousness unless you give freely of that which you love, and whatever you give, Allah knows it well. (Qur’an 3:92)
In 2010 we opened a Diagnostic Centre and Clinic in Karachi to provide Radiology Services, Pharmacy services and Oncology services for local cancer patients. We soon found ourselves unable to cope with demand and decided to build a new hospital for the area.
At one million square feet, our Karachi hospital will be double the size of our first hospital in Lahore, featuring 47 outpatient examination rooms, a 69-bed chemotherapy facility, 288 inpatient beds, 16 operation theatres, and 24 intensive care beds. It will also be fitted with the latest cutting-edge technology, such as advanced diagnostic facilities and innovative treatment planning and delivery systems.
Thanks to your support, in May 2023 the Walk-in Clinic opened its doors to new patients, a significant milestone in our efforts to improve local cancer screening and triaging. Despite global challenges of high inflation and disruptions in construction material supply chains in the last year, we also achieved the following:
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) ducting and insulation works in progress
- Internal masonry and plaster works completed partially
- Flooring works at the ground and the first floors of the main building, and administration building near completion
- Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) piping works, cable laying within the buildings in progress
- External infrastructure development also in progress
- Water-proofing for the main building, waste drainage system, and roof waterproofing to begin soon
DID YOU KNOW…
Decades before becoming a philanthropist, our founder Imran Khan was a celebrated cricket icon who achieved a historic victory when he led the Pakistan team to win the 1992 Cricket World Cup. He donated his prize money, as well as additional funds, to establish Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Lahore in 1994. This was the first cancer hospital in Pakistan and the start of Imran’s long-standing commitment to charity.
Oral cancer is one of the highest in the world in Karachi, and cancer of the gastrointestinal tract is also increasing in the population. Our new hospital will offer specialist care and treatment to those living with these and other cancers in the region.
Karachi is the capital of the Sindh province and Pakistan’s largest, most populated city. Poverty is a major issue in this area with over 40% of the population living on less than 80 pence a day and 75% of those living in rural neighbourhoods nearby facing similar levels of deprivation. In these desperate times, crime is rampant and human life has little value; it is not uncommon for parents to abandon their children and for the sick to have little hope of survival. Our new hospital will offer free, high-quality treatment to the poorest cancer patients and bring renewed hope to those in desperate need.
We remain grateful for your ongoing support in helping us reach even more construction milestones this year.SUPPORT OUR KARACHI HOSPITAL BECOME A FOUNDING MEMBER
GIVE SADAQAH JARIYAH TO OUR KARACHI HOSPITAL
“When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah [ceaseless charity]; a knowledge which [he has passed on and] is beneficial; or a virtuous descendant who prays for him.” (Muslim)
Giving Sadaqah Jariyah to a hospital that provides healing is an excellent way to reap the benefits of our charity in this life and in the hereafter.
Many of us can’t afford to give much this Ramadan. That’s why we’re coming together to give what we can towards a big cause with perpetual blessings.
Let’s unite with millions of others and become part of something special today.SUPPORT OUR KARACHI HOSPITAL BECOME A FOUNDING MEMBER