Mulago hospital will get a new cancer machine in June.
Dr. Jackson Orem, in an interview with Saturday Monitor said that the cobalt 60 radiotherapy machine is expected to be shipped at the beginning of May after the completion of renovation of the old bunker which will house the it at Mulago Hill.
Uganda’s only radiotherapy machine broke down in March last year, leaving nearly 2,000 patients without any proper treatment, with some 400 of the cancer patients forced to travel to the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya for better management of the illness.
Dr. Orem said that the renovation of the old bunker to house the new machine is at about 85% and it will be handed over to them by the second week of April.
He also said that the new machine would be shipped into the country after the renovated bunker has been assessed and approved by the National Atomic Council.
On Wednesday, he also received a cheque worth UGX 185 Million on behalf of the Uganda Cancer Institute from the Diplomatic Corps.
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