Cancer institute asks for more government funding

By Robert Segawa
As Uganda cancer institute (UCI) cerebrates 50 years in service, government has been urged to construct regional cancer centers that will help to eliminate cancer in the country.
Executive director UCI Dr Jackson Orem while addressing journalists at Mulago Referral hospital , said that cancer has continued to be a problem because people have no nearby places to seek primary treatment.
Orem adds that cancer must be given first priority when giving funding which will help send services to the communities .
So far forty thousand people report for cancer treatment annually and cervical cancer is mostly common in women then prostate cancer for men .
He calls upon Ugandans to visit hospitals for cancer checkups.