The construction of the long-awaited cancer radiotherapy bankers at Nsambya hospital is set to start next month, thanks to a series of fundraising drives led by Rotarians in Uganda.
The construction of the banker is budgeted to cost four billion Shillings and so far Rotary has been able to collect 2.3 billion Shillings, which has been generated from four cancer runs.
Mr. Steven Mwanje, the Chairman of the Uganda Rotary Cancer Program says this will now be used to facilitate the construction of the basement and first floor of the building of the centre.
According to the humanitarian organisation that’s funding the construction of the banker and procurement of two linear accelerator radiotherapy machines, the construction will last for two year beginning September this year. Mr. Mwanje speaking…….
The bankers will be an addition to the cancer ward at the hospital that too was constructed using funds from cancer runs, and upon completion, the Nsambya Hospital Cancer Unit will become a national regional centre that will serve the central region. Prof Charles Olweny, the chairman of the Uganda Cancer Institute says the facility will go a long way in reducing the congestion at the Uganda Cancer Institute. END