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CHILDREN CANCER HOSPITAL, KARACHI

Cancer is curable in more than 75% children in developed countries but unfortunately majority children with cancer die in Pakistan. Based on data of Karachi Cancer Registry, approximately 6000 children get cancer every year in Pakistan. According to our estimate only 40% children get proper diagnosis and treatment and only 60% of these complete the treatment (40% do not get curative treatment because they present with very advanced disease or are lost to follow up due to various reasons). Half of treated children are cured of their disease. On a national level only 13% (800/6000) are cured. Some of the major reasons for this dismal outcome are lack of expertise and facility, distance from treatment center and inability to afford treatment. Children Cancer Foundation was registered in December 1999 by a group of doctors, philanthropists, social workers and parents of children suffering from cancer. Children Cancer Hospital is a project of Children Cancer Foundation and a premier facility exclusively dedicated to the care of children suffering from cancer. We are a registered Trust as Children Cancer Foundation Pakistan Trust since July 2005.

OUR HISTORY:

FEBRUARY 2000
First office of Foundation was rented at Asia Centre, Gulshan -e-Iqbal. An Accountant and an Office Secretary was hired to run the drug bank and maintain the Foundation account.

JUNE 2000
Office was moved to Advanced Surgical & Medical Clinic. An outpatient clinic and
day care chemotherapy was started at the same place.

MAY 2001
Ground Floor of a 600 sq. yards house was rented to start a new hospital.

AUGUST 2001
CCH Phase 1 started functioning with the facilities of Outpatient clinic, Pharmacy, Day Care and Administrative Section.

MARCH 2002
Facilities of inpatient ward with 6 beds and a procedure room was started.

APRIL 2003
The need for bigger premises was obvious in early part of year 2003 due to increasing workload and lack of space. First floor of a general hospital was rented to start Children Cancer Hospital Phase 2 in April 2003. At CCH quality cancer treatment is given to all patients irrespective of paying ability; Only 13% pay are 53% are treated completely free on Zakat support, 34% pay partially and only 13% pay their total bills. The Foundation has so far provided free treatment and diagnosis to more than 1500 children suffering with cancer. More than 500 children have completed their treatment and are enjoying normal healthy life and going to school. This has only been possible through excellent teamwork and support of people from all walks of life. Although we are satisfied with our progress still we have to go a long way to make this a center of excellence for childhood cancer. At present our main areas of focus are

• Nurses training and education.
• Fellowship in Pediatric Oncology
• Facility for terminal care
• Up gradation of Lab and Hospital Information system.
• Telemedicine set up.

OUR FUTURE PROJECTS:
We will soon start construction of Karachi Children`s Hospital, 100 bedded Children Hospital located in the heart of city near NIPA Gulshan-e-Iqbal. The hospital will cater to the health and well being of children irrespective of social or economic background through excellence in pediatric patient care, education and research. Excellence driven care will be given in all major pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties including cancer. The children cancer hospital facility will shift to the new premises when it becomes functional which is expected by in 2011.

 

   

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