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18:04
18:04

Health Ministry Scoffs At Interns Threatening to Flee Mubende Hospital Ebola outbreak 4

Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health said in an interview on Thursday that while they have received complaints about fears of infection, they are not considering withdrawing or transferring anybody from the hospital.
08:00
08:00

Doctors Demand Financial Literacy Lessons for Scientists Appointed to Accounting Positions Makerere University 4

Dr. Samuel Oledo, the President of Uganda Medical Association (UMA) told URN in an interview that scientists don't get any financial literacy training, which makes it challenging for them to follow through and make proper accountability when assigned such roles.
09:21
09:21

Striking Allied Health Workers are Impatient- Medical Association Ministry of Health 4

A wave of strikes by health workers started last November when the medical interns complained of meagre earnings and working under harsh conditions characterized by perennial shortages of hospital consumables.
18:22
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Aceng to COVID Health Workers-Don’t Cling to the Job Over Salary Arrears Ministry of Health 4 1 Top story

Dr. Samuel Oledo, the President Uganda Medical Association, says that the health workers feel used and dumped because the government promised to absorb them into the current workforce once the pandemic is over.
13:59
13:59

Doctors Happy, Speak out on Baterena’s Arrest, Mulago Troubles 3 Top story

UMA says while Baterana’s issues have been making headlines throughout the week, they are not the only problems at the national referral hospital which has recently been aiming at transforming into a super specialized facility. For instance, Oledo points out that government has sponsored a hundred specialist doctors from Mulago who trained from abroad to become super specialists but years after they returned, they have never been deployed to offer such services even as tax payers’ money was spent.
15:09
15:09

Pre-interns Ask Gov't to Overturn Decision to Expel Striking Doctors Medical Strike 1

In an interview with URN on Sunday, Leonard Mutebi a representative of Pre-interns said the Friday directive which among others asks interns who were in their second rotation five weeks ago before industrial action to find a way of finishing their training shows how hard the conditions they are about to start work in are.
14:31
14:31

Doctors Blame Parliament, Ministries for Continued Strike Ministry of Health 1 3

The strike began on November 22, after the government failed to fulfil many of its promises to medics, as made in 2017 during a similar strike. The doctors want the government to increase their salaries to 5 million Shillings, increase medical human resources and compensate health workers who succumbed to COVID-19.
09:04
09:04

Doctors Set To Go On Strike Next Week MOH 1

In a notice issued in August, the doctors gave the government 90 days to respond to their demands. More than 10 days since the expiry of the notice the new leadership has not set a new date .According to new management, the strike was pushed to cater for planning
17:43
17:43

New Medical Association Boss Narrates Encounter with LDU in First Media Meet 5 1

Oledo, a General Surgeon at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital was riding a motorcycle late in the night, yet at the time, President Museveni had said that all motorcycles should be off the road by 6 p.m. as a regulation to avoid the spread of COVID-19. He had been delayed in a Hospital Theatre on duty.
15:44
15:44

Doctors Guarded on Pending Strike after Countdown Elapsed Doctors' strike 1 2

The doctors who have for the previous two months been releasing a daily countdown on their social media spaces spelling out reasons why they will lay down their tools on November 6 have just voted in their new executive headed by Dr Samuel Oledo Odongo, a General Surgeon based at Kabale hospital.
15:45
15:45

Health Workers to Access Loans at 15.5% Interest Rate Under New MOU Stanbic Bank 4 1

Speaking to journalists, Dr. Nathan Onyach, in charge of the operations of Regional and National Referral hospitals, said that like many professionals, health workers also suffered effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and have been frequenting his office seeking approval for loans, which often come at high-interest rates.
15:15
15:15

Medical Students Decry Forced Vaccination As Postmortem for Deceased Colleague Delays 1 5

Boniface Osodi, the president of the Federation of Uganda Medical Students Association (FUMSA) told URN on Tuesday that he has received six letters from students since Friday calling for the reversal of the directive compelling them to take the COVID-19 jab before accessing training.
16:31
16:31

Private Healthcare Providers Discredit UDB Credit access to loans 4

But, Grace Kiwanuka, the Executive Director of Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF) says the president was only given half the information since their earlier meetings with UDB had shown that they are not an alternative to their problems considering the uniqueness of the health business.
14:06
14:06

Museveni Directs Increase of Allowances for Medical Interns Ministry of Health

In May, the medical Interns went on strike accusing the government of not addressing their demands. The interns wanted the government to increase their monthly allowance from 750,000 shillings to 5 million shillings that junior medical officers get. The interns also wanted the government to provide housing for them.
15:32
15:32

Doctors Give November Ultimatum to Strike Over Vacant Posts, Supplies President of Uganda 3

The doctors' grievances include gaps in human resources where they operate with vacancies of over 600 health workers unfilled, perennial lack of medical supplies and Personal Protection Equipment in addition to the failure by the government to compensate families of doctors who lost their lives in line of duty saving COVID-19 patients.
17:39
17:39

COVID-19 Infections, Deaths Remain High Amidst Calls to End Lockdown Ministry of Health 2 2

The country then recorded 14,073 cases, in the first fortnight of the lockdown, a figure which was halved to 7,122 cases in the second fortnight, and further to 3,308 cases in the last fortnight of the lockdown. Overall, between June 1 and July 29, Uganda recorded 46,135 news cases according to an analysis of the John Hopkins University coronavirus data tracker.
12:12
12:12

Community Infections, Fatigue Causing COVID-19 Infections Among Health Workers Ministry of Health 5 1

According to the Uganda Medical Association, more than 3,000 health workers have been infected with the disease since March 2020.
15:52
15:52

Gov't asked to Set Up Special COVID-19 Isolation Centres for Medical Workers 6 1

Dr Aggrey Sanya, the Secretary-General of Uganda Medical Workers Union who was speaking to journalists on Monday said that Kenya has set up special isolation centres for health workers and that they don’t have to pay when they contract COVID-19 in line of duty.
15:24
15:24

COVID-19: Medics Warn Public Against Buying Medicine Combos Over The Counter 5

Idro says people should not buy dexamethasone and Prednisolone which are one of the drugs on the combo lists of pharmacies as treatment for COVID-19 explaining that the drugs increase one’s risk of developing diabetes and can worsen those already battling the disease.
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Medical Association Ponders Legal Action over Mandatory COVID-19 Jabs for Health Workers Ministry of Health 4 1

Speaking to journalists on Monday, officials of the Association said that they had received several reports that health workers are being forced into immunization with threats of withholding their pay in the wake of high abstinence by the initial target population.
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