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SKMCH becomes second hospital in world to achieve full JCI accreditation: Imran Khan

The Joint Commission International is a USA-based leader in accrediting healthcare quality and patient safety in hospitals across the world.

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PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) has become the world’s second organization to be awarded Full Enterprise Accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI).

To clarify, the JCI is a USA-based leader in accrediting healthcare quality and patient safety in hospitals across the world. As a result of this accreditation, patients are assured that they will receive the best care possible in accordance with international standards.

According to the details revealed by SKMCH Chairman Imran Khan, the JCI’s gold seal of approval was achieved after three intense weeks of conducting surveys. The process involved a close evaluation of administrative, clinical, and operational domains.

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After the evaluation, all Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer hospitals in Lahore and Peshawar, including diagnostic centers in Karachi and Lahore were awarded Full Enterprise Accreditation by JCI.

“I am delighted to announce that Shaukat Khanum has become only the second organization in the world to be awarded full Enterprise Accreditation by the Joint Commission International. After a grueling three-week survey in August/September 2022, our hospitals in Lahore and Peshawar as well as our diagnostic centers in Karachi and Lahore have all been awarded the JCI’s Gold Seal of Approval, the global gold standard for excellence in quality healthcare,” Imran Khan said.

Pertinent to mention that SKMCH&RC, Lahore, first achieved JCI accreditation in 2018 and re-accreditation in 2021, while SKMCH&RC, Peshawar was first accredited in 2019 and underwent re-accreditation in 2022.

Imran Khan thanks the nation

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked the nation and the employees of Shaukat Khanum Hospital for their contribution and hard work. He also thanked donors who made it possible for the hospital to provide free medical care.

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“I want to thank the thousands of people who work at Shaukat Khanum for their hard work and dedication. I also want to thank millions of donors and supporters who make it possible for us to continue providing world-class cancer treatment completely free of charge to over 75% of our patients. I have always said there is nothing we can’t achieve as a nation if we put our minds to it,” Imran Khan said.