Machakos county Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua has said that his Government is putting up a cancer Centre in line with the universal healthcare program.
Mutua said that Machakos county is among the 4 counties selected for the rollout program and it was taking a maximum advantage to extend specialized services to all.
“If we come together as a country in a spirit of assisting each other we have the ability to make not only Machakos but Kenya at large a better place, but if we are selfish and mean to each other, then we are not heading to the right direction as Kenyans. We should develop a tradition of helping one another irrespective of the tribe, social status, religion, age, gender, race and even political affiliations” he said.
Recent reports from Moi Referral and Jaramogi Odinga hospitals show that poverty is the main reason many children and women are dying of cancer since the disease control and treatment is very expensive with the National Assembly calling for cancer to be declared a national disaster.