Karachi: According to news reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the country’s largest cancer treatment centre, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT), which is being built on 95 acres of land in DHA City Karachi, is on track to accept its first patient in December 2022.

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In 2016, the premier laid the foundation stone for the hospital. This facility would be double the size of SKMT in Lahore and will be equipped with cutting-edge technology. The project’s progress is mainly reliant on donations and philanthropic contributions from Pakistanis all over the world. According to reports, the project’s budget for fiscal year 2021-22 is Rs. 19 billion.

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The PM announced on August 4 through his official Twitter account that construction work at the project site is proceeding according to plan. After SKMT Lahore and Peshawar, the multibillion-dollar project will be the country’s third such facility, and once finished, it will be equipped with cutting-edge technology and cancer-treatment equipment. The hospital has been recognized and approved on a global basis by the Joint Commission International, a leading authority on cancer treatment standards.

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