PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government free treatment model for the poor cancer patient has become one of the most successful programme in the World and is likely being replicated in the developing World, it has been revealed.
KP health department’s project to provide free treatment to poor cancer patients in partnership with private organisations has been receiving worldwide recognition.
It has been revealed that the model of the project was likely to be replicated in the developing countries. Treatment of poor blood cancer patients started by the health department has benefited more than 2,100 people with 88 per cent survival rate at department of medical oncology at Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar.
Prof Abid Jameel, head of the department, will make a presentation at Oxford University, UK on the model adopted by the health department for free treatment of cancer patients.
“There has been a heated debate throughout the world about the expensive anti-cancer drugs, procedure and diagnosis. Research is being conducted to look into ways and means to ensure treatment of the patients, who cannot afford high cost of medication,” Prof Abid said.