Shaukat Khanum hospital offering free testing services for COVID-19 patients with the help of Punjab Government

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Coronavirus News: SKMCH&RC, the largest Cancer Treatment hospital that provides treatment to the 70% of deserving cancer patients, now is on the field to fight the COVID-19.

Shaukat Khanum Hospital offers free tests for Coronavirus patients. Currently, this facility is available in Lahore.

While other private hospitals and labs are testing the patients for Rs 8,000 per patient. Shaukat Khanum Hospital with the help of the Punjab Government offers its free services for the public.

While talking to media, Dr. Aasim stated that

“The hospital is providing a free Coronavirus testing facility with the help of the government of Punjab. All testing kits are provided by the government. The hospital is contributing in terms of its resources and staff for the service.”

 

At Lahore’s SKMCH&RC, a fully equipped camp for Coronavirus patients is set up. During the visit of this COVID Camp, Dr. Aasim briefed the media that

“These steps include setting up of a Coronavirus Triaging and Initial Assessment Centre, allocating three of our four inpatient units for COVID-19 patients. Besides this, the establishment of a 35-bed Intensive Care Unit fully equipped with ventilators for providing highly specialized care, training of medical and paramedical staff to deal with COVID-19 patients, scaling up our capacity to provide testing facilities and the education of the public and healthcare institutions through media.”

Along with curing cancer patients, Hospital decides to treat non-cancer patients. The country is facing difficult times and they will be on the frontline to save their nation from this pandemic.

Interesting Facts

  • The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust has established several centers all over Pakistan that help in the awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in Pakistan.
  • It is the first specialized cancer facility in the entire region with all the cancer diagnostic and therapeutic facilities under one roof.
  • Most noteworthy that Shaukat Khanum has the biggest online charity box among all hospitals in Pakistan.

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