Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) helps run the only cancer hospital in Pakistan, which offers free cancer treatment to patients who can’t afford it. Annually, at SKMCH, we are able to provide free cancer treatment to 75% of our patients. Other patients, depending on their financial situation, are offered subsidised treatment.
Shaukat Khanum Hospital was established in Lahore in 1994, by Imran Khan. It was a first in Pakistan, as a comprehensive care facility dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Since then, and with your trust and support, we’ve grown to expand our reach.
At IKCA, the bulk of our spending goes into the cancer care services we provide. Patients who can’t afford treatment are offered support from the outset. We cover everything from the cost of medication and pathology to treatment and surgery.
We were the first hospital in Pakistan to procure and PET CT scan, and the first to perform a bone marrow transplant in a £14,000 procedure, but at no cost to the patient whose treatment was sponsored by an anonymous donor. To date, we’ve spent in excess of £307 million on providing free cancer care in Pakistan.
Registered Charity No. 1000580