Shaukat Khan Memorial Cancer Hospital gets international recognition from US Joint Commission International, informed Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday on Twitter.
“Congratulations to the SKM team for another milestone. SKMCH&RC Lhr has been re-accredited by US Joint Commission International. Delighted our world-class services have again been internationally recognized. Our team maintained high-quality standards even during the COVID pandemic,” he wrote.
It is a gt achievement bec this time the Hospital was surveyed against new & far more stringent standards set by the JCI in its 7th edition of standards. Presently, there are fewer than fifty hospitals in the entire world that have been judged against these exacting measures.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 22, 2021
Adding that hospital has once again met the standards of JCI, hence, managed to sustain the international recognition.
“It is a gt achievement bec this time the Hospital was surveyed against new & far more stringent standards set by the JCI in its 7th edition of standards. Presently, there are fewer than fifty hospitals in the entire world that have been judged against these exacting measures,” said PM Imran Khan.
The free cancer hospital was built by former cricketer and current premier, Imran Khan, two decades ago with the noble intention to provide free cancer treatment to people in Pakistan.
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Earlier this month, PM Khan had shared a video of his interview from 1992 from the construction site of the first Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Lahore. In his old interview, he talked about the pain and anguish he felt when he saw his mother losing her life to cancer in extreme pain. He said that pain inspired him to campaign and construct Pakistan’s first free-of-cost cancer hospital in the name of his mother.
He added that he faced immense discouragement from people when he shared his plan to construct a hospital. PM Imran Khan said that it was through this idealism that he got so far from executing his dream to construct the hospital despite discouragement from people. He said he never for once doubted his dream and wish. Adding that he may have doubted other things in life but not his dream of building a hospital.
He said the last three months before the passing away of his mother changed the course of his life. It was the most painful experience of his life to watch his mother die in pain, said PM Imran Khan in the interview.