In light of breast cancer awareness month, Shalamar Hospital hosted the US Consul-General Lahore, Mr. William Makaneole, Ms. Kathleen Gibilisco of the US State Department, and the team. The visit focused on showcasing Shalamar’s women’s health initiatives and dedication to women’s health services across all clinical departments.
The US Consul-General Lahore, the chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Shahid Hussain, and the COO of the hospital, Dr. Ayesha Nauman, spoke at the event. During his address, the US Consul-General expressed his astonishment to hear that 100 women in Pakistan die of breast cancer daily and voiced the need for more awareness. The Consul-General and team were pleased to learn about the ongoing project of Shalamar Hospital with Johns Hopkins Medicine International to create one of Pakistan’s first women’s centric health services. Shalamar Hospital and the US Consulate Lahore expressed a shared enthusiasm for future projects on the health and well-being of the Pakistani people.
The addresses were followed by a tour of the hospital’s key health initiatives, given by hospital COO Dr. Ayesha Nauman. Dr. Sadaf Ishaque, head of One Stop Breast Clinic, briefed the team about the community services of the clinic. Currently, Shalamar Hospital is offering free mammograms for the month of October.