KARACHI– Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) has decided to construct a twelve-storey, Jinnah Institute for Cancer Diseases; in order to provide optimum care and treatment facilities to patients suffering from cancer. This project is said to be completed by the end of 2020.
An administrative official at JPMC mentioned that, this Institute for Cancer Diseases is being constructed with Sindh Government and Patients Aid Foundation’s financial assistance. He informed that, about six Cyber-knife machines and 18 therapy units will be established, whereas, 1500 cancer patients would be provided with treatment facilities and approximately, 700 radio therapies would be performed every day, at Jinnah Institute of Cancer.
Jinnah Institute for Cancer is being established within the premises of JPMC, with the cost Rs 15 billion. Initially, Rs 6 billion were provided for this project, by the Government of Sindh and Patients’ Aid Foundation, respectively.
This Cancer Institute will be considered amongst the ten largest cancer care centers in the world. Safe radiation facilities including radio therapy, radio surgery and other advance treatment modalities will be available under one roof at Jinnah Institute of Cancer.
Furthermore, the official informed that second Cyber-knife has also been purchased and all installation work has been initiated under the financial assistance of Patients’ Aid Foundation and Government of Sindh.
Many patients across the country will soon be able to avail all these treatment facilities.