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Free cancer treatment to curb disease

06 June 2013, 09:00Augustine Osayande

Abuja –Imo State is now providing free treatment of cervical cancer as a means of curbing the prevalence of the disease in the region.

Governor Rochas Okorocha approved the move on Wednesday.

The governor urged women to take advantage of the free offer and get screened for the disease.

Officially opening a workshop attended by health officials at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Owerri, the State Commissioner for Local Government and Rural Development, Gerry Okoli, said modalities on how to handle cervical cancer patients in the programme would be disclosed during the workshop takes place this week.

Primary Health Care Liaison Officer in the ministry, Dr Odum Uchechukwu, pledged the preparedness of officials to carry out the exercise.

Nigeria is among a number of countries worst-affected by cervical cancer in the world.

About 10 000 cervical cancer deaths are recorded in the country every year.

– CAJ News



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