Gulu specialised hospital finally lifts off the ground

Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja (front ) flanked by other guests during the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new cancer treatment centre in Gulu on August 13. PHOTO/TOBBIAS JOLLY OWINY   

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The construction of the Shs34.5 billion facility is being supported by funding from the Austrian government.

Thousands of critically ill cancer patients who each month are referred from Lacor and Gulu hospitals to the Uganda Cancer Institute in Mulago could soon be spared the punishing trip. This comes as plans to construct a multibillion cancer treatment centre in Gulu City take shape.

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