Shawn Bolouki, the Chief Executive Officer of Aga Khan University Hospital said that the radiotherapy treatment will be paid for through the hospitals – Patient Welfare Programme, funded by the hospital and augmented by individual and corporate donors. The programme provides subsidized medical care to needy patients.
In April early this year, the country’s only Cancer-Managing Cobalt-60 radiation machine broke down. But AKUH pledged to offer free treatment to 400 cancer patients.
The first batch of cancer patients will be leaving for Kenya to receive radio therapy treatment at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in the next two weeks.
This was revealed by the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) Executive Director, Dr. Jackson Orem during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Health and the AKUH, at the ministry headquarters today, Thursday.
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