Upon flying back to the country after a tour of the United States of America, President Uhuru Kenyatta in the company of First Lady Margaret Kenyatta commenced their day today on the Saturday of October 16th with a visit to Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital (KUTTRH) for the official opening of a new facility.
Then while addressing Kenyans during that ceremony, the President once again reiterated that he is committed to serving them as he asked public servants not to be derailed by "noisemakers" that have nothing to offer but rather stay focused on the job.
The President started by noting that in addition to cancer being the third leading cause of deaths in Kenya with around an annual diagnosis of new 6,000 cases and 2,500 deaths annually, it has also ruined many families financially with Kenyans spending approximately ten billion shillings on medical tourism in search of proper diagnosis and treatment abroad.
That it's for this reason and his administration's commitment to actualizing the universal health coverage in the country that the Intergrated Molecular Imaging and Hospitality Centre (IMIC), which has a capacity to host up to 100 patients and accommodate their families during their stay at KUTTRH was established.
The President also encouraged Kenyans to embrace regular cancer screening and early diagnosis for accurate stage grouping for successful fight against the disease as he urged them to register with the NHIF cover to increase access to medical care at an affordable cost.
Before leaving the podium after conclusion of his official speech, he said that "twendelee kufanya kazi, wa kelele waendelee na kelele" sparking laughter.
This ultra-modern Intergrated Molecular Imaging and Hospitality Centre (IMIC) was developed by the Government in its efforts to expand access to cancer treatment in the country.
Watch the president speak in the video in the link below.
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