More Drugs To Fight Cancer

Capitalk Reporter |  3 months ago | local

More Drugs To Fight Cancer

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Air Commodore Dr. Jasper Chimedza, says there is a need to improve healthcare services for cancer patients, and the government is mobilizing and distributing more of the medicine needed to fight the disease.

Dr Chimedza said procurement through the Cancer Access Programme had the potential to generate substantial savings of up to 60 percent for the purchase of anticancer medicines from procuring institutions.

He acknowledged that more work needed to be done to close the gap in the provision of cancer services and said there was a need to increase breast cancer awareness campaigns targeted at the public, focusing on early detection and prevention of cancer.