Kano awards N2.4bn cancer centre project

Kano donates N10m to EFCC, ICPC, AFN

The Kano State Government has awarded a N2.4 billionn contract for the construction of a state-of-the-art cancer centre at the Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital in the state.

Speaking while inspecting the proposed project site, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said the project implementation would be supervised by consultants from Varian Medicals to ensure that it was of international standards.

“It is envisioned that our proposed center will join the league of the  Peter MacCallum Center Melbourne Australia, as one of the few cancer treatment facilities in the world which has a fully integrated clinical and lab program flanking a hospital.

“High-intensity radiation treatment is involved if the detected cancer is in the advanced stage (depending on the type of cancer).That is why we planned to construct radiation bunkers among other specialized infrastructure we a putting in here.

“We are concerned about the growing number of cancer patients and the sad fact that many of them cannot access effective treatment, hence suffering and even death.”

“Importantly, because we have the largest population in Nigeria, it implies that the incidence of cancer in the state will be higher than most states in the country.

“The closest place cancer patients from Kano can get treatment for cancer now is Abuja. With this centre at Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, patients can get specialized and cheap cancer treatment diagnosis and treatment, in line with WHO recommendation,” he said.

Daily trust

Hassan Usman Author

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