Bait-ul-Sukoon provided free treatment to cancer patients

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KARACHI, June 4 (DNA): Dr. Jawaid Mallick, Medical Director, Bait Ul Sukoon, has said that the hospital has provided treatment to 15,317 in-house patients and 70,547 OPD cases.According to the statement issued on Monday, around 17,364 patients received chemotherapy, over 4,045 radiotherapy and over 3,206 underwent lifesaving surgeries.

Bait Ul Sukoon Cancer Hospital successfully provided treatment to 19,147 cancer patients entirely free of cost since its inception while the expenses per patient were around one million to two million rupees. It was established in 1999 as a hospice.

Bait Ul Sukoon provides tertiary and palliative care to all cancer patients while chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, symptomatic and supportive management, pain management, investigative procedures, blood transfusion, follow up care, boarding and lodging all are part of the patient welfare provided by the hospital.

Extensive numbers of in-house and visiting patients are being provided different medical facilities including OPD, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, Ultrasound, X-Ray, Pathological Laboratory, Mammogram and Surgical facilities. Besides, the hospital also has Breast and Psychological Clinics with modern treatment practices, he added.

He said that the budget requirement for fiscal year 2018-19 has been increased to meet its running expenses. Hospital needs Rs. 135 million during this period in order to provide healthcare facilities to non-affording patients.

He said that Bait-ul-Sukoon is entirely a charitable hospital, at Block 3, KCHS near the Hill Park Karachi and has the capacity to treat 50 patients at a time at its three fully equipped floors.

Dr. Jawaid said that a team of independent chartered accountants of Ford Rhodes, Sidat Hyder & Co audits the accounts of the institution and the board of trustees maintains transparent governance in hospital operations.

He appealed philanthropists and general public to come forward and join hands for this noble cause by donating generously to help the deserving receive life-saving treatment which costs about one million to two million rupees.=DNA