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Muluzi tours cancer centre

Written by  Andrew Ndhlovu
Minister of health and population services Atupele Muluzi inspects the progress of the Newly built Cancer centre in Lilongwe Minister of health and population services Atupele Muluzi inspects the progress of the Newly built Cancer centre in Lilongwe pic by Lisa Kadango

Lilongwe, January 18, 2019: Minister of Health, Housing and Population Atupele Muluzi on Thursday visited the newly built cancer centre at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) to appreciate the progress.

Speaking to Malawi News Agency after touring the facility, the minister said he was happy with progress of the construction of the cancer centre.

“I must say as a ministry of health, we are happy with how the work is being done here at the cancer centre and by the end of this year, we will have the centre in operation,” Muluzi said.

He further said the cancer centre missed its completion period last year because they wanted it to be of a high standard facility in the country.

“You may wish to know that the cancer centre will be centre of excellent where all cancer patients in the country will be treated. That’s why as government, we did not want to rush the contractor to finish it quickly to avoid having technical problems in future.

“The contractors are doing good job here so that we should have cancer centre of international standards,” Muluzi said.

He added that government has already purchased the equipment for the centre and that what was remaining was for it to arrive in the country and its installation.

“We have purchased the radiotherapy machine which doctors use to scan patients. It is in the process of coming to this country any time soon,” Muluzi said.

The minister further said the Indian Government has donated one machine which will be part of the equipment at the cancer centre.

“We will have specialist doctors with the high standard machine at the centre that will be used to treat all cancer patients,” Muluzi said.

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