President of Tanzania launches modern equipment to screen Cancer and Heart diseases at the Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi

President of Tanzania launches the equipment to screen Cancer and Heart diseases at the Aga Khan Hospital NairobiCANCER and heart diseases that have plagued most African countries for years are now under control following advent of modern equipment that detects the diseases at early stages for treatment.

In spite of the good news, the citizens have been urged to undergo regular health examinations in order to screen the diseases, particularly cancer, which can only be cured at early stages.

Speaking during an occasion to launch the equipment which use radioactive rays to screen cancer and heart diseases at Agha Khan Hospital here, President Jakaya Kikwete, was delighted with the service which he said was a relief to people suffering from the diseases.

Mr Kikwete is on a three-day State visit at the invitation of President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya. The Head of Radioactive Department at the Agha Khan University, Farrok Karasn, told President Kikwete that cancer can be cured provided the patient has been screened before the situation gets worse.

via DailyNews Online Edition – Kikwete urges regular medical exams.

Earlier: Asmita Gillani, CEO Aga Khan University Hospital, receives Tanzanian President for the tour of the Aga Khan Heart and Cancer Unit Nairobi

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