Karachi’s Shaukat Khanum hospital ‘on track to open in 2023’: PM Imran Khan

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Prime Minister Imran Khan visiting the development website of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT) Hospital in Karachi on April 18, 2021. — Photo courtesy Twitter/@ImranKhanPTI

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday reported visiting the development website of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT) Hospital in Karachi, saying that the mission is “on target to open in 2023”.

The prime minister mentioned that the most cancers hospital might be “twice the size” of SKMT Lahore and “will be equipped with all the latest diagnostic and treatment facilities”.

“It will service Sindh and southern Balochistan,” he added.

Back in November, the prime minister had reported feeling happy watching building begin on the Karachi department of the hospital.

“I have this great feeling watching construction start on SKMT Karachi. InshaAllah, it will be the biggest cancer hospital in Pakistan as well as being equipped with the latest machines,” he wrote on the time, whereas sharing footage of the development website.

The prime minister broke floor for the hospital, situated in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) space in 2016.

The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, established within the reminiscence of PM Imran Khan’s mom who succumbed to most cancers in 1985, has established a variety of hospitals, laboratories, and analysis centres throughout Pakistan.

The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Lahore was the primary specialised most cancers facility in all the area. It was inaugurated on December 29, 1994. The hospital’s Peshawar department was inaugurated on December 29, 2015.

SKMCH&RC has walk-in clinics in Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar and diagnostic centres in Karachi and Lahore.