IAEA Experts Expected Soon To Decommission Old Cancer Machine

The International Atomic Energy Agency is expected to send technical experts to the country before the end of May 2016 to advise on how to decommission the non- functional Radiotherapy Machine at the Uganda Cancer Institute.

Health Minister Dr.Elioda Tumwesigye says they want to remove the machine from the bunker and create space for the new radiotherapy machine.

Dr.Tumwesigye notes that the experts will assess the state of the old bunker before advising on the best course of action.

The Cobalt 60 Radiotherapy Machine that was installed in 1995 at the Uganda Cancer Institute broke down last month leaving many cancer patients helpless.

Story By Dianah Wanyana