Uhuru to officially open cancer treatment center at Coast General Hospital

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho are expected to officially open the new cancer treatment center at Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital (CGTRH)

This is the second cancer center after the one at Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital in Nairobi.

The center is fitted with state of the art radiotherapy machines and can treat up to 120 patients per week once it becomes fully operational.

The new facility built in partnership between the national government and county government will offer both radio therapy and chemotherapy sessions.

The National government provided infrastructure while the county government gave out land and human resources.

On Friday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe inspected the facility ahead of the President’s visit today.

President Uhuru who is Mombasa on a two-day official visit ,on Monday confirmed he will be opening the facility today.

“Tomorrow ,together with Governor Joho ,we will officially open the cancer center at Coast General Hospital .The coast residents will now have access to cancer treatment locally, “he said.

Last year, CGTRH attended to 6,296 cases of cancer, according to data from the hospital administration.

Of the over 6,000 cases, 629 were newly diagnosed cases whereas 1,690 patients were undergoing chemotherapy and about 300 radiotherapy sessions.


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