LAHORE (PR) - Afghan journalists lauded the efforts of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre on providing free state-of-the-art treatment toAfghan cancer patientsduring their visit of SKMCH&RC, accompanied by members of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, says a press release.

On this occasion, Chief Executive of the hospital Dr Faisal Sultan briefed and informed the visitors that SKMCH&RC has treated nearly two thousand Afghan cancer patients with an approximate cost of 1.5 billion till date.

He also told that the hospital administration intends to setup a cancer hospital in Kabul or in any other city with the help of Afghan government and other Afghan philanthropic institutions,as Afghans have to travel a very long distance to get the treatment in Lahore.

He reiterated that Shaukat Khanum is providing cancer treatment according to its mission to alleviate the suffering of patients with cancer through the application of modern methods of curative and palliative therapy irrespective of their ability to pay.

Abdul Samad, the head of the delegation, applauded the impartial policy of the hospital to provide latest medical treatment to all the people including the people of Afghanistan. Due to increasing incidences of cancer in the region, we are also in dire need of a hospital like Shaukat KhanumHospital in Afghanistan, he said.

He also said that they will definitely play their role in motivating the government and the people of Afghanistan to help establishing such cancer care facility in their country. In the end the delegation thanked the management of the hospital for providing an opportunity to visit such excellent hospital of the region.