The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) organized a second fund-raising iftar dinner in the city as part of its ongoing Zakat campaign. Chairman Board of Governors of Shaukat Khanum Memo-rial Trust, Imran Khan, was present as the chief guest at the event.
A large number of donors and supporters also attended this iftar where Rs. 20 crores were col-lected.
On this occasion, Dr Muhammed Aasim Yusuf, Chief Medical Officer of SKMCH&RC, gave an overview of the on-going projects of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, “Over the past twenty-seven years, the unstinting support of generous donors has meant that we have been able to provide financially supported treatment worth Rs. 63 billion to deserving cancer patients. At SKMCH&RC, we have always taken all possible steps to ensure that the utilisation of Zakat complies with Islamic injunctions regarding utilisation for Zakat-eligible patients. Zakat funds are used for the medical treatment of deserving patients, and 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 re-corded 63,725 chemotherapy sessions, 19,128 surgical procedures and 77,809 radiation treatments at all our facilities.
The generous support of our donors en-abled us to provide financially supported treatment worth Rs. 9.7 billion to deserv-ing cancer patients and the proportion of Zakat collections in this was approxi-mately Rs. 5.1 billion, which reaffirms that Zakat funds are completely exhausted on providing direct patient care within the same year they are collected.”