Monthly Archives: February 2019

Annually 8000 Pakistani Children Fall Prey to Cancer The Indus Hospital Observes International Childhood Cancer Day

“In Pakistan, annually, approximately 8000 children – under the age of 18 years – are diagnosed with cancer. At present, we have only 13 centres for paediatric cancer care”, alarmed Dr. Shamvil Ashraf, Executive Director, Medical Services; and Senior Consultant, Paediatric Oncology, Indus Health Network (IHN). Dr Ashraf was addressing the International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) at the Indus Hospital (TIH) on February 15, 2019. ICCD is celebrated globally. It was started in 2002 by Childhood Cancer International (CCI). ICCD is