Government through Ministry of Health and Population has disclosed that the newly constructed cancer centre situated close to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) will open on October 1, 2019.

The Ministry of Health officials disclosed this when they appeared before the Cluster Committe on Health, HIV and AIDS and Nutrition on Tuesday.

According to Health officials, the civic works are at 95 percent but the completion of the bunker to house the radiotherapy equipment remains outstanding due to the absence of a technician..

The cancer centre is being constructed with a $13 million (about K10 billion) loan from Opec Fund for International Development (Ofid).

The Minister of Finance has allocated K101 billion to the health sector in 2019/2020 national budget.

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