Kenyans will no longer have to travel abroad to seek advanced cancer treatment.
This is after a cyberknife, the latest technology in the treatment of cancer was officially commissioned on Monday by President William Ruto.
The machine which arrived in the country in October last year has been undergoing installation by a team of experts and is being housed at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital
Speaking during the launch, Ruto reiterated the government’s commitment to harness the post-pandemic recovery momentum to reverse the growing burden of non-communicable diseases, especially cancers, heart diseases and diabetes-related complications.
“Kenyans who are already covered under NHIF can receive radiation therapy without paying any top-ups,” he said.
“We are acutely aware of the drastic socioeconomic impact of these diseases.”