The Shaukat Khanam Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC), is now offering free tests for the coronavirus.
The charity hospital that provides treatment to the cancer patients is also in front line to combat against the novel coronavirus. Shaukat Khanum offers free cancer treatment to 70 per cent deserving pateints.
It is important to mention that the other high end hospitals are charging as much as Rs.8,000 for the diagnostic tests of the COVID-19.
As per the statement issued the cost of performing the COVID-19 test at SKMCH&RC is Rs.8,000 per test, but for the ones being tested at SKMCH&RC Lahore all hospital charges and fees which includes the costs of testing for the coronavirus infection, have been removed as part of the Shaukat Khanam’s commitment to the greater good in these testing times.
It is clearly indicated in the statement that the free test service is only provided at the Lahore facility of the Shaukat Khanam Hospital. At the Lahore facility of the hospital, a fully equipped camp is set up.
It further added that the coronavirus camp is the initual assessment centre for the COVID-19 patients.