In a positive development, Karachi to get its first-ever dedicated Breast Cancer Hospital

He told during the event that most of the donations that were received for the hospital in Lahore had been from Karachi. 

In a positive development, Karachi to get its first-ever dedicated Breast Cancer Hospital

Karachi is getting its first-ever dedicated Breast Cancer Hospital. The announcement was made by the Pink Ribbon Pakistan Chief Executive Officer (CEO) during a fund-raising event at the country’s first hospital for breast cancer in Lahore.

He told during the event that most of the donations that were received for the hospital in Lahore had been from Karachi.

The CEO further stated that Pakistan has the highest incidence of breast cancer in all Asia. According to an estimate, breast cancer effects one out of nine women in the country. The rates have increased disturbingly over the years. However, after awareness campaigns, women are now able to early intervention.

It was also revealed that the construction of hospital in Lahore is 60 percent complete but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After the first block of the structure was constructed, the Pink Ribbon bought diagnostic machines which included a breast ultrasound and a 3D mammogram.

The CEO also informed the attendants that ultrasound is now available at the Out-patient Department (OPD) and the 3D mammogram service will also be started in December. The Pink Ribbon has successfully served numerous women in the OPD.

He also gave an invitation to the philanthropes to give donations to health institutions that would give affordable care to cancer patients and a compeltely free treatment to those who can not afford it.

According to a report by Pink Ribbon, more than 90,000 breast cancer cases were reported every year in Pakistan with a death rate of 40,000. Lack of female education is one of the main causes of deaths.

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