SKMCH&RC is state of the art cancer center located in the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan. It is a project of the Shaukat Khanum Trust, which is a charitable organization established under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 of Pakistan. Mission statement of the Hospital is 'To act as a model institution 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, the education of health care professionals and the public and perform research into the causes and treatment of cancer'.
In Pakistan, every year it is suspected that about 150,000 people fall victim to cancer. Being a developing country this ailment was the ultimate symbol of hopelessness and almost certain death. SKMCH&RC has continued to provide quality cancer care to all segments of society and 75 percent of all its cancer patients seen during a year receive financial support from the Hospital. Given the fact that patient volumes have grown significantly, the Hospital faces a persistent financial challenge to continue with its philanthropic mission alongside of its expansion plans.
Overview of the project "Purchase of Cassettes & Slides Printers (2 sets) for Pathology Lab at SKMCH&RC"
Slide and Cassette Printers with integrated software will significantly increase efficiency of the Pathology Lab while helping to reduce the risk of specimen misidentification. After the installation of slide and cassette printer, the Labs will print directly onto slides and cassettes, eliminating handwriting or expensive and difficult to apply labels. Print text, graphics and logos, along with linear and 2D bar codes, will make workflow more efficient while increasing patient safety. Due to this efficiency and elimination of risk of misidentification of samples, ultimate beneficiaries will be the patients.
The project will be completed within six months after receipt of grant funds.
The Host Rotarians have been visiting SKMCH&RC regularly along with Rotarians from abroad. They will:
1. Work with SKMCH&RC in procuring the required equipment.
2. Manage project funds and keep detailed records of all transactions, invoices and bank statements for reporting purposes.
3. Visit SKMCH&RC on a regular basis and provide project update to the International partners and TRF.
4. Create awareness of the project and of Rotary through media coverage and social media.
5. Provide all reports to the International partners and TRF in a timely manner.