New Clinical Tower:
In Pakistan it is expected that about 150,000 people are fall victim to cancer every year. SKMCH & RC being the only specialized cancer centre in the entire region with all the cancer diagnostic & therapeutic facilities under one roof, is constantly pressurized to meet the growing needs. However, our current capacity allows us to accept only a fraction of these patients. This Rs. 350 million 11storied clinical tower will not only double our patient capacity but also include a number of additional specialized units like a fully-equipped Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and custom made Pediatric Unit. By contributing in this venture you will enable us to extend state-of-the-art treatment facilities to more and more cancer patients.
Karachi Diagnostic Centre:
In its effort to extend its services to other parts of the country the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust is opening a Diagnostic Centre in Karachi. This Rs. 120 million project will include state-of-the-art Diagnostic services, a Walk-in-Clinic to facilitate in the screening and early detection of cancer, a Chemotherapy Bay and a Pathology Collection Centre.
In line with the mission statement, SKMCH & RC strives to remain at the cutting edge of technology to be able to provide the highest quality modern method of care to patients. The two MRI machines, four CT scanners [two of them 64-slice machines], three radiation machines [including one IMRT capable machine] are amongst some of the modern equipment that the Hospital has acquired over the years. A cyclotron and PET CT system is also to be in placed this year. The Hospital aims to acquire more medical equipment during the year 2008 and hence keep abreast with some of the best cancer centres of the world.