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New radiation machine to lower cancer costs

Source: The Daily Nation

By STANLEY KIMUGE

17th April 2017

Cancer patients in the country have a reason to smile after Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital announced that it will acquire radiation equipment worth Sh400 million in the next three months.

“Two doctors trained in Egypt and South Africa to handle the equipment will also be back by then and the cost per session will be between Sh2, 000 and Sh3, 000. With the new machines, patients will no longer have to travel to Uganda or Nairobi for screening and chemotherapy sessions,” said hospital CEO Dr Wilson Aruasa during a press briefing.

The equipment will come with two main banks, a linear accelerator and other machines that include a high-powered CT-scan that will screen several cancers such as breast cancer. Dr Aruasa was speaking during the launch of a sports clinic. The hospital has purchased arthroscopy equipment worth Sh30 million for specialised shoulder and knee surgeries.

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