Bamburi Cement Limited in partnership with Mombasa County has set-up a Sh18 Million cancer treatment centre at the Coast General Hospital, becoming the second fully-fledged public cancer facility in Kenya.
The Bamburi Cement Cancer Centre, a first in Mombasa County, will see cancer patients conveniently access cancer treatment and management services within the larger Coast region while reducing pressure on the other two public cancer treatment facilities in the country - Kenyatta National Hospital and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.
The new facility has been installed with specialised cancer treatment machines and equipment, including a chemotherapy hood, seven chemotherapy chairs, three consultations rooms and a drugs preparation room.
In addition, the facility boasts of a treatment room, furniture and various medical fittings.
Bamburi Cement Acting Managing Director Eric Kironde said that the new facility will not only provide access to cancer treatment and management services but offer convenience and relief to patients without having to travel to other cancer centers outside the larger Coast region for treatment.
By Kennedy Kangethe. Read more on All Africa.