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FG approves N38bn for cancer radiotherapy equipment nationwide – National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment
Mar 26, 2024, 05:07

FG approves N38bn for cancer radiotherapy equipment nationwide – National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment

National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment shared on their LinkedIn page:

“FG approves N38bn for cancer radiotherapy equipment nationwide.

The Ministry of Health has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), to facilitate the acquisition and maintenance of state-of-the-art radiotherapy equipment in six cancer centers located in the six geopolitical zones of the country.

While signing the MOU in Abuja, coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Muhammad Ali Pate said the Federal government had approved the sum of N38 billion for the procurement of the equipment.

Prof. Ali Pate noted that the burden of managing cancer; access to centres has been brought to an end through the signing of the MoU.

Managing Director of NSIA, Aminu Umar-Sadiq said the agency’s partnership with the federal government was significant and emphasized the need to replicate the success of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital cancer center in other regions.

Mr. Umar-Sadiq further revealed that it would take 18 to 24 months to set up the equipment in all the centres. Relevant stakeholders and Chief Medical Directors of all the cancer centres were all in attendance to witness the signing of the MOU.”

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Source: National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment/LinkedIn