According to a statement sent to VerAngola, the Vice President of the Republic said that the institute receives more than 500 patients per day, "a number that does not correspond to the demand, which is why the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, decided, for a new intervention in crucial areas, minimize the current status of that health unit".
Speaking at the end of a visit to the IACC, which took place last Saturday, where "she reopened the operating room and rooms for chemotherapy sessions and hospitalization for adults and children, and visited the institution's facilities to assess its functioning", the minister also highlighted the construction of a new five-story building, now nearing completion, on the perimeter of the IACC, which will comprise "all services, including the laboratory to facilitate and increase the population's diagnostic capacity".
Cited in the note, Esperança da Costa also informed that for the next few years "new financial efforts will be channeled towards the construction of a new oncological hospital" which will be built "in the vicinity of the Hospital Complex for Cardio-Pulmonary Diseases Cardeal Dom Alexandre do Nascimento".
Regarding the high number of people diagnosed with cancer of the breast, uterus, prostate, among others, the Vice President indicated that the "Executive will continue to take action and direct intervention, especially in prevention", says the statement.
Esperança da Costa also said that from January to October "at least 1172 new different cases of cancer were detected in the country, a number that greatly worries the Executive".
On her visit to the IACC, the Vice-President of the Republic was accompanied by the Minister of State for the Social Area, Dalva Ringote, the Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, the Minister of Social Action, Family and Women's Promotion, Ana Paula Sacramento Grandson, among others.