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UPDATE: House of Representatives order investigation of the abandoned cancer center of FG N97bn

T.I Ukende
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The House of Representatives has decided to investigate the National Cancer Control Plan drawn up by the President’s regime, Maj. General Muhammadu Buhari, to find out why Nigerians with less cancer do not have access to treatment in the specialized centers and health services to “examine the implementation of the National Cancer Control Plan 2018-2022 by the federal government in order to ensure that it is implemented. 

The committees must also “determine the status of all radiation therapy cancer treatment centers in the country in order to develop a viable subsidy plan. 

These decisions were a continuation of the unanimous approval of a motion presented in plenary on Wednesday, entitled” Call for “intervention by the federal government Nigerian Cancer Treatment. ” A member of the House of Representatives, Olusegun Odebunmi, recalled when filing the motion that the President would be on January 29 between January 2018 and December 2022 and with an estimated budget of N97,321,725,422.53. 

That both the federal government and the states would have to provide 75 percent of the funds to implement the plan, while donors and development partners would close the gap with 25 percent.

He said: “The House is concerned that Nigeria recorded an estimated 116,000 new cancer cases with 41,000 deaths in 2018 alone, and since then the death rate has continued to rise, with breast and cervical cancers being the leading ones. 

Causes of Death “House is also concerned that, despite the rising number of new cases, only four of the country’s eight treatment centers are operating.” Casa is concerned that Nigerians have little access to cancer specialists for proper diagnosis and treatment. 

“He is too Concerned that it would take approximately 750,000 naira to provide full radiation therapy to a cancer patient, an amount that Nigerians suffering from the disease cannot afford.

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