Kenya will only treat 20 cancer patients
The free radiotherapy treatment offer by Aga Khan University hospital to Ugandan cancer patients was misrepresented according to Dr Jackson Orem, the director of Uganda Cancer Institute.
Orem says Aga Khan hospital only offered 400 dosages to Uganda as opposed to 400 patients as presented by health officials to parliament last week.
A team of health officials led by Dr Chris Baryomunsi the Health State Minister, informed the Health Committee of Parliament that Aga Khan hospital offered free radiotherapy treatment to 400 cancer patients.
The Minister explained that government would meet the transport, feeding and accommodation costs of those selected to benefit from the offer.
However, Dr Orem says the offer at best may cover no more than 20 cancer patients.