Governor Mutua launches Sh40m cancer treatment centre

Friday, August 30th, 2019 12:00 |
Governor Alfred Mutua.

Mutuku Mwangangi

Cancer patients in Machakos  will access free treatment after the county government launched a cancer and research centre yesterday. 

The Sh40 million facility is fully-funded by Machakos County government and is domiciled at the county referral hospital. 

It will offer free treatment, diagnosis, screening, and chemotherapy  services to all residents registered under the Universal health Coverage (UHC ) programme.

“This centre can undertake high quality diagnosis and provide chemotherapy. In the next budget, we will include purchase of a Sh300 million radiotherapy machine,” said Governor Alfred Mutua.

“Our strategy is to have several diagnostic and treatment centres spread all over the county within the next three years,” he added.

The Governor said residents within the South Eastern Kenya Economic Bloc (Sekeb) will access treatment at special rates while other Kenyans will enjoy subsidised rates at the facility.

He said enough manpower, including oncologists, surgeons and other experts, has been engaged to ensure all residents benefit from the project. 

Mutua commended President Uhuru Kenyatta’s passion for affordable healthcare countrywide, saying the UHC concept could be achieved.

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