Hakim Sanaullah Specialist Hospital & Cancer Center

HSCC is a rural cancer centre in the heart of North Kashmir. The Centre is part of the Hakim Sanaullah Specialist Hospital and aims at providing quality cancer care to the neglected rural population in the region. Currently the centre provides Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Diagnostic/Imaging services. The centre is part of a global effort towards managing cancer in a limited resource setting. Over two-thirds of Kashmiris live in rural areas with access to a health care system marred by deficiencies. An overburdened urban health care setup adds to the misery of these rural millions. Hakim Sanaullah Specialist Hospital & Cancer Centre is an effort to overcome these deficiencies. The institution is a tertiary health care facility with the first rural cancer centre of the Jammu and Kashmir, located in the heart of rural North Kashmir at Sopore, and catering to a population of over 1 million. By providing quality health care, accessible and affordable to these millions, the institution aims at changing the landscape of health care services in the region in particular and the state as a whole. By building strategic partnerships- international and national, we are working towards providing health care that is up to date and advanced, yet conscious of the financial limitations of a 'third world' population. In an attempt to bridge the gap between recent advances and resource limitations, the institution is actively involved in research and CME programmes aimed at developing protocols for management of diseases in resource limited settings worldwide. Because every life matters.