Institute Cancer MAKNA-HUKM
Since MAKNA's establishment, it has been our dream to see that an institute be set up to provide comprehensive and up-to-date facilities to cancer patients especially the less fortunate. Hence, in collaboration with HUKM, Institut Kanser MAKNA-Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (IKM-HUKM) was started. It is located within the compound of HUKM in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
The collaboration with HUKM is of great significance to MAKNA. IKM-HUKM is a significant place of hope for victims of cancer. The cancer institute was incepted on 19 April 1999. IKM-HUKM aspires to be one of the most effective and compassionate cancer treatment centre in the region. MAKNA aim is to make even the poorest accessible to the best treatment facility.
IKM-HUKM consists of Wad Onkologi Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Sub Basement Radiotherapy and a Bone Marrow Transplant Unit which is one of the largest in the country. IKM-HUKM only treats patients that are referred to it by government doctors or private clinic. Those seeking treatment here fall into two categories. The first groups are those who are financially challenged and therefore either does not have to pay or pay a nominal sum. The second group is made up those who can afford to pay for the treatment.