Prime Minister, Imran Khan announced that the Karachi SKMT will be functional by the end of next year, on Wednesday (today).
Taking it to Twitter, Imran Khan stated ” the Karachi SKMT construction is going according to schedule and is all set to open inshaAllah by Dec next year.”
“This will be twice as big as the Lahore SKMT and will be equipped with state of the art equipment,” he further added.
The new Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Karachi will be located in DHA City on twenty acres of land.
It will open as a fully-functional cancer hospital, with all clinical disciplines in place, and equipped with the latest technology, including state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities as well as the latest in treatment planning and delivery systems.
The project is expected to be commissioned in less than three years, at a total cost of Rs. 13 billion.
SKMCH&RC in Karachi, at one million square feet of constructed area, is twice the size of the hospital in Lahore, and will have forty-seven outpatient examination rooms, a sixty-nine bed chemotherapy facility, two hundred and eighty-eight inpatient beds, sixteen operation theatres, and twenty-four intensive care beds.