Governor Ongwae taking oath of office for a second term at Gusii Stadium on August 21st 2017

Governor Ongwae's swearing in ceremony

Health Cabinet Secretary Dr. Cleopa Mailu Joins Governors under the umbrella Lake Region Economic Block (LREB) during a Health Conference Held at Kisii University Grounds on 29th and 30th March, 2017

Lake Region Economic Block (LREB) Health Conference

Governor Ongwae receives Olympian Hellen Onsando Obiri, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Silver medalist

Homecoming of Hellen Obiri

Governor Ongwae addresses county stakeholders during the county ICT consumer forum, Kikao Kikuu, organised by the CAK and Kisii County Government at the Gusii Stadium

ICT Consumer Forum

Governor James Ongwae leads residents of Kisii County in marking the 53rd Madaraka Day Celebrations at the Gusii Stadium

53rd Madaraka day celebrations

Cord leader Raila Odinga (centre) receives a figurine of a giraffe made from soapstone from Kisii Governor James Ongwae and Senator Chris Obure during the launch of the Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit (KES) 2016

KES Launch at Kisii university grounds

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae, Senator Chris Obure and Deputy Governor James Maangi during the launch of Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

KES Launch at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

Governor James Ongwae joins over 300 doctors drawn from Kisii and Nyamira counties under the umbrella organization Inka medics association (IMA) for dinner

Governor joins Inka Medics Association for dinner

Governor Ongwae scoops gender and disability mainstreaming award

Gender and Disability awards

H.E Governor James Ongwae woos investors in Perth, Australia

H.E Governor James Ongwae woos investors in Perth, Australia

Kisii University Vice Chanchellor Prof. Akama speaks during an e-waste management workshop in a Kisii Hotel

E-waste management workshop

Government signs a KShs.1billion deal with the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) for the construction of a modern cancer treatment Centre in Kisii

The Government yesterday signed a KShs.1billion deal with the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) for the construction of a modern cancer treatment Centre in Kisii.

CS Finance Henry Rotich signed the agreement with SFD representatives during a function at State House Nairobi.

Already, the Arab Bank for Development in Africa (BADEA) that is co-funding the project has signed another KShs.1billion agreement in a ceremony witnessed by Governor James Ongwae.

The total project cost will be US$22.8. BADEA has extended a loan amounting to US$10million (KShs.1billion) towards the co-financing of the project with Saudi Bank for Development (SFD), giving US$10million (KShs.1billion).

This paves way for implementation of this critical project that will boost the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, a non communicable disease that contributes highly to deaths in the region.

"This centre will transform healthcare service provision in Kisii and neighbouring counties. It will bring this critical service closer to the people and support Kisii University's medical school," said Governor James Ongwae.

The project implementation is set to start by July this year and it will take 18 months to complete.

It will occupy 5000 square metres of land and it will be fully equipped with theatres, four examination rooms, mammograms, observation ward, waiting rooms, lecture rooms, control room, 2 shielded rooms for X ray, CT Scanner, changing rooms for doctors and staff, an ICU with 12 beds and patient wards with 40 beds.

The scope of the project includes detailed design and supervision, training and capacity building for medical staff.

"The establishment of the cancer centre in Kisii County will boost early detection of the disease and reduce the cost incurred by patients who have to travel to Kenyatta National Hospital and even abroad for the service," observed Rotich during the signing ceremony.

Patients spend Sh500 to Sh1, 000 per session for radiotherapy at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).

Chemotherapy costs Sh6, 000 to Sh 600, 000 depending on the drug used. In private health facilities like Cancer Care Kenya, it costs about Sh50, 000 a week for radiotherapy.

For chemotherapy, the cost varies depending on the drug used with most ranging from Sh12, 000 to Sh200, 000 per treatment.

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