-CIDRZ set-ups cancer centre in Kasama

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The Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia in conjunction with the Ministry of Health has set up a cervical cancer screening unit at Kasama general hospital.

And Samson Chisele a Gynecologist from the university Teaching Hospital who lead the team of experts in installing the equipment revealed that the equipment was procured at a cost of KR 125,000.

Dr. Chisele disclosed that the unit comprises of a leep machine, cryotherapy, auto clare, examination equipment, clinical supplies as well as office equipment.

He said the equipment will be able to detect the cancerous cells in the cervix so that medical staff are able to effectively administer treatment on women.

And receiving the equipment, Kasama general hospital director for clinical care Stephen Zulu  thanked CIDRZ and government for the machine.

Dr. Zulu said the hospital will be able to prevent cervical cancer and protect the lives of women.

He has since urged all district health officers in the northern province to sensitize women on the importance of going for cervical cancer screening.

Dr. Zulu said screening is the only way that women will know their health status and it will help the hospital treat cervical cancer before it adances.