Pakistan becomes the sixth country in the world to receive recognition for cancer care, following the certification received by Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center. Meanwhile, the country is leading in cancer care in South Asia.
In a historic achievement, the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) has received certification from the prestigious Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program, which is affiliated with the renowned American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
This remarkable accomplishment has propelled Pakistan to the forefront of cancer care, making it the first country in South Asia and the sixth globally, outside the United States, to attain this prestigious recognition.
The QOPI Certification Program, well-known for its rigorous assessment of outpatient hematology-oncology practices, has awarded a three-year certification to SKMCH&RC. This certification underscores the hospital’s unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality cancer care that is accessible to all, regardless of their financial circumstances. SKMCH&RC underwent a rigorous and comprehensive site evaluation, successfully meeting and surpassing the stringent standards and objectives set forth by the QOPI® Certification Program.
This achievement serves as a testament not only to SKMCH&RC’s dedication to excellence but also to Pakistan’s increasingly prominent role in the global healthcare landscape.
The certification not only elevates the hospital’s standing but also showcases Pakistan’s capability to offer world-class cancer care. This significant milestone is a source of immense pride, both for the institution and the entire nation, firmly establishing Pakistan as a trailblazer in the field of oncology.
Back in 2021, Shaukat Khan Memorial Cancer Hospital got international recognition from US Joint Commission International, informed the then Prime Minister Imran Khan 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.