The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC), Lahore is leading from the front in the fight against coronavirus.

The charity hospital that offers free cancer treatment to 70 percent deserving patients is now offering free-of-cost diagnosis tests for the disease. Note that other high-end private hospitals are charging as much as Rs. 8000 for Covid-19 diagnosis.


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Cost to SKMCH&RC of performing a COVID-19 test, including the purchase of test kits, is Rs 8,000 per test. However, for those being tested at SKMCH&RC, Lahore, all hospital charges and fees, including costs of testing for Covid-19 infection, have been waived as part of our commitment to the greater good in this hour of national need.


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The statement mentioned that the free test service is only available at Shaukat Khanam Hospital’s Lahore facility, where they have established a fully equipped camp. ‘Camp-Covid’ is a trialing and initial assessment center for coronavirus patients, it added.

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