State minister of planning David Bahati revealed on the weekend that government will establish four regional cancer treatment centers in the country to fight the deadly disease at a lower level.
The regional centres, remedy he said, will be built in Arua, Mbarara, Mbale and Gulu regional referral hospitals, as a way of decentralizing what has been highly centralized cancer treatment in the country.
Bahati also revealed that government is finalizing negotiations to obtain a soft loan from Austria to set up the regional cancer centres.
The minister made the revelation on Sunday while speaking at the requiem service of the Faith Rweihunga, the former RDC of Kagadi and Ntungamo districts, at Mukarangye Church of Uganda in Katuna town council.
Bahati praised the deceased for working to promote security in the country, saying that it was the fight of people like Rweihunga that most African countries have started admiring Uganda’s security.
Eng. Godfrey Turyahikayo the executive director of Rural Electrification Agency – REA and brother to the deceased decried the laziness and lack of seriousness by some of the medical professionals.
He revealed that his sister spent two years going to several hospitals, getting tested to know that she was suffering from but they failed to catch the cancer until it was too late.
Rweihunga who died while serving in the Patriotism Secretariat succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 59 years and is survived by a son, Timothy Kasura.