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Byline: DR FAISAL SULTAN
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Res-earch Centre (SKMCH&RC) is more than Pakistan's first specialised cancer treatment facility. It is a symbol of hope for the many thousands of patients who are diagnosed with cancer in the country and cannot afford the expensive treatment. It is a story of enduring love for a mother, the passion of a nation, and the fervour of supporters to not let a disease such as cancer conquer the lives of our people.
It was in the year 1984, when cancer took the life of Begum Shaukat Khanum, the mother of Imran Khan. In order to pay tribute to her memory and help the innumerable cancer patients he had seen suffer in hospitals nation-wide, he vowedto build a state-of-the-art cancer hospital that would treat patients irrespective of …