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KP govt, foreign company to provide free cancer treatment to 1,900 patients from KP, FATA

KP govt, foreign company to provide free cancer treatment to 1,900 patients from KP, FATA
August 11, 2017

PESHAWAR, 11 August: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has signed an agreement with a foreign company for free of cost treatment of cancer patients from KP and FATA.

Media reports said while quoting Health Department sources that over 1,900 cancer patients will be treated under the third phase of the Rs4.81 billion agreement. Under the agreement, a foreign pharmaceutical company will pay 90 percent amount for treatment of cancer patients, while the KP government will pay 10 percent amount.

The initiative begun in 2011-12 and Rs3.6 billion were spent on treatment of cancer patients in the first phase till 2014. Initially, this facility was provided to blood cancer patients only from which 550 patients benefited. Reports said the facility was extended to all kinds of cancer patients in the second phase which made a target of treatment of 1,000 patients till 2016.

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