India’s largest provider of cancer care, Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd (HCG) has opened a new cancer treatment center in Nairobi at a cost of over 600 million shillings.
The new facility is likely to save Kenyans a lot of money that they have been spending to travel to India for cancer treatments. More than 200 cancer patients from Kenya travel to India for cancer treatment every month.
Healthcare Global Enterprise partnered with Cancer Care Kenya (CCK) and the MP Shah Hospital to set up the center officials said will seek to provide high quality and comprehensive cancer treatment.
Cancer Care Kenya chairman and Chief Executive Officer said that Ajaikumar said that HCG will be the first Indian private health care organization to invest in cancer care in Africa.
Over 40,000 new cancer cases are reported in Kenya every year but 20,000 of them lose their lives due to lack of treatment.
“We have now created access to the most comprehensive and dedicated cancer Centre in the region. As specialists in cancer care, HCG stands for accessibility, superior technology, and quality services with measurable outcomes,” said Ajaikumar in Nairobi.
He added: “These partnerships are a major step forward in our mission to make high quality cancer care accessible by all.”
The Director of the new cancer Center Dinesh Madhavan said they are aiming at providing high quality cancer treatment in Kenya.
“We want to ensure patients have a better chance to win over cancer,” Madhavan said.