The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center (SKMCH&RC) held a second fundraising iftar dinner in the city as part of its ongoing Zakat campaign. The Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, Imran Khan, was present as the main guest of the event.
A large number of donors and supporters also attended this iftar where Rs. 20 crores were collected.
On this occasion, Dr. Muhammed Aasim Yusuf, Chief Medical Officer of SKMCH&RC, gave an overview of the ongoing projects of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust: “Over the past twenty-seven years, the unwavering support of generous donors has enabled us to have been able to provide financially backed treatment worth Rs. 63 billion to deserving cancer patients. At SKMCH&RC, we have always taken all possible measures to ensure that the use of Zakat complies with Islamic injunctions regarding the use for patients eligible for Zakat. Zakat funds are used for the medical treatment of deserving patients, not for other expenses such as construction.
SKMCH&RC has received Shariah compliance certification confirming that its Zakat processes are in line with Islamic principles. »
Dr Aasim Yusuf said: “In 2021, we recorded 63,725 chemotherapy sessions, 19,128 surgeries and 77,809 radiotherapy treatments across all our facilities.
The generous support of our donors enabled us to provide financially backed treatment worth Rs. 9.7 billion to deserving cancer patients and the proportion of Zakat collections in this amount was approximately Rs. 5 .1 billion, which reaffirms that Zakat funds are completely depleted to provide direct patient care in the same year they are collected.