A proposal has been put forward by the federal government to allocate PKR 7.5 billion for the construction of a new cancer hospital in Islamabad. The outlines for construction will be submitted to CDWP for approval.
As per reports, in the first phase of the hospital’s operation, it will cater to around 7,000 patients annually; however, the capacity is expected to increase up to 16,000 patients within a timeline of 5 to 10 years.
The hospital will be equipped with 200 beds and is planned to complete within a time frame of 2 years. Moreover, a significant portion of funds will be used for buying important medical equipment that is necessary for the functioning of hospitals.
Whereas, more than PKR 200 million will be required to buy all the necessary furniture for the hospital.
The primary objective behind the establishment of this cancer hospital is to offer specialized care, diagnosis, and treatment to individuals suffering from cancer within the federal capital. This initiative showcases the government’s dedication to enhancing healthcare infrastructure and meeting the increasing demand for high-quality cancer services in the area.
However, in Islamabad, there are many well-known cancer hospitals that provide complete care for people with cancer. They offer different services like cancer screenings, finding cancer early, diagnosing it, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgeries, palliative care, and support services. These hospitals have teams of doctors from different specialties like oncology, surgery, radiology, pathology, and nurses and support staff. They all work together to create personalized treatment plans for each patient that cover all their needs.