Ida Odinga has asked the government to step up its bid in the fight against cancer.

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 Speaking on Tuesday when she unveiled a cancer screening clinic at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Ida said that cases of cancer have been on the rise in the recent past.

She divulged that patients have been suffering because of the health condition, adding that screening could salvage the situation before things run out of control. Odinga also said that there is a need for the collaborative effort between different stakeholders to reduce cases of the diseases.

“The cancer menace has left several families devastated. We must now devise workable strategies of lowering the burden,” she was quoted.

She also urged women and men to go for early screening “We should encourage our people to go for yearly checkups,” she said. 

She reminded Kenyans that early screening will help in early diagnosis so that the patients can seek treatment. Ida also said that the screening should be extended to community gathering as well as churches. 

She asked the government to put in place different measures to ensure that the cases of cancer are handled in time. 

The recent cases of deaths from cancer have made leaders push the government to declare the disease a national disaster.Ida Odinga asks the government to adopt new strategies in the fight against cancer