The government of Uganda has purchased a new Radiotherapy / cancer machine for the main referral hospital, Mulago (also a teaching hospital for medical doctors).
Social Media has been awash with the only machine in the country breaking down and with images showing the bad shape the machine was in. There is also a video with cancer patients talking about how they were not receiving treatment. The video follows.
On Sunday, April 10, 2016, the government will be holding a press conference on this new aquisition and we shall update you with all that the government has to say.
Cancer affects many people in Uganda so the only machine breaking down caused a furor beyond belief. Luckily, the government was listening to the people and now Mulago gets a new machine. BBC ran that story too and it did not help much but the world paid attention when actually President Museveni may have been aware and was working on it.
Last week President Museveni paid an improptu visit to Mulago and another hospital.