Rwanda Military Hospital to launch first regional oncology facility
Rwanda Defence Force through Rwanda Military Hospital is set to launch a new cancer centre by January 2019 offering specialised treatment to hundreds of patients battling the disease.
Lt Col Pacifique Mugenzi, the director general of the centre said that the facility hosted at Rwanda Military Hospital (RMH) incorporates the latest oncology technology ready to deliver a world-class cancer care service.
“So far we are done with the construction and equipping the facility, I have no doubt by early January 2019 will be operational, today if I receive the patient I can treat him or her,” said Lt Col Mugenzi who also noted that the facility will provide patients and their families with further choice when planning their care and the facility have the capacity to treat 80 patients per day.
“This centre is expected to reduce reliance on international centres and it’s our firm confidence that Rwandans should have access to high cancer care as close to their home as possible,” he added.
The radiotherapy centre comes to supplement the existing chemotherapy facility available in Butaro Cancer Centre.