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Nigeria to tackle cancer with 8 treatment centres In 2018

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THE Federal Government has promised to establish eight radiotherapy centres and chemotherapy facilities for the treatment of cancer, across the six geo-political zones in 2018.

The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, who disclosed this in Abuja, at the flag- off of radiotherapy treatment, at the National hospital, explained that provisions have been made in the 2018 appropriation bill for the funding of the initiative.

“I am particularly happy to say that radiotherapy treatment would now be available to Nigerians both in National Hospital, Abuja and University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital. Let me use this opportunity to inform Nigerians that a second machine of the same type and model would be available in the next three months.”


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