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INDIA PM MODI DONATES CANCER DETECTION MACHINE

The Uganda Cancer Institute has received a Mobile Mammography Machine unit from the Santa Foundation of India, to enhance early Cancer detection amongst women.

The machine which is valued at around Shs700m was donated by two brothers; the Honorary Counsel of Uganda to India, Madhusudan Agrawal and Shri-purushottam Agrawal; both co- founders of the Ajanta Pharma Limited.

The Mammography machine is expected to boost breast and cervical cancer awareness and detection in less accessible interiors and rural areas of Uganda.

Handing over the machine, the executive director of the cancer institute, Jackson Orem said the institute has been having challenges of late referrals for most of the cancer cases where the effects are irreversible or too expensive to treat.

Jocelyn Rugunda, the wife of Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, who has been at the forefront of soliciting help for the cancer institute and the main person behind the donation of this machine, said the machine would help in bringing more screening services to women in villages who might not be able to walk long distances to referral hospitals for screening.

She adds that in Kenya, every district has a cancer screening bus adding that the failure to have similar services in Uganda might be seen to be a bit jealous because our women. Ambassador Madhusudan promised to help the institute to become a center of excellence in East Africa by soliciting more help from his Indian business friends.

The machine was officially commissioned by the state minister for Health, Sarah Opendi, who represented the first lady and minister of education, Janet Museveni, the ambassador of Uganda to India Grace Akello and members of the Women Indian society in Uganda

Dr Noleb Mugisha, the head of the Cancer Screening Unit at the center said the machine will be moved to different parts of the country where screenings will be carried out.

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The witness whose name has been concealed upon the request

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BY NTALE YOUNUS

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BY SIKYAJULA AISHA

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