The Western Union Council of Elders has revealed plans to construct a Sh.6 billion cancer screening and treatment centre in Kakamega town.
The elders recently unveiled Western Community Health Association (WECOHAS), a wing of the council to be in charge of health related projects and programmes.
Speaking to KNA in Mbale town on Thursday, the Association Chairperson, Dr. Charles Chunge from the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology’s (MMUST) School of Health Sciences said the project would partially be funded by the Swedish government.
He appealed to residents living in the region to embrace the project, while expressing optimism that the centre would enable the locals to access affordable cancer treatment.
Once operational, the centre will employ at least six specialized doctors with bias in heart and cancer diseases, Chunge remarked.
Meanwhile, the management of Masinde Muliro University has set aside adequate funds towards improvement of teaching at the School of Health Sciences in order to produce qualified doctors and nurses.
Source: Kenya News Agency