Friday August 30, 2019-Machakos Governor, Alfred Mutua, officially opened a modern cancer centre in Machakos, on Thursday.

Speaking during the colourful ceremony, the governor pointed out that the facility was set up so as to ensure that the poor also gained access to quality treatment.

"With the opening of this centre, residents of Machakos County, registered under the Universal Health Care programme will receive scanning, diagnosis, chemotherapy treatment and also surgery free of charge," he declared.

The state-of-the-art facility named Machakos Cancer Care and Research Centre, is located at the Machakos Level 5 Hospital. 

Governor Mutua also revealed that his government was planning on purchasing Ksh300 million worth of radiotherapy machines, aimed at ensuring the availability of several treatment centres across the county.

"The centre will be a one-stop-shop for the screening and treatment of cancer. My focus remains the people of Machakos," he tweeted.

Mutua lauded the health workers, citing the fact that to date, 52,012 babies had been successfully born in ambulances, while their mothers were been ferried to the hospital.



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