Minister Robinah Nabbanja on Friday pleaded with doctors to call off their
members of the Uganda Medical Association to follow up on the Tuesday meeting
UMA had with President Museveni.
went on strike on Sunday after the government failed to meet their demands and
fulfill their past promises. The doctors want the government to fill more than
40 percent of the vacant posts in public health facilities, increase the pay of
intern doctors to 2.5 Million Shillings as directed by the President.
Other demands include compensating the families of health workers who succumbed
to COVID-19 and to provide medical supplies like oxygen in health facilities
and including medical interns and senior house officers on the public service
to them a written document from the President indicating that their demands
will be fulfilled in the next financial year.
However, Herbert Luswata the Secretary-General of Uganda Medical Associations
(UMA) said that they are determined to continue the strike.
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us to call off the industrial action”.//
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out........betaagayo ekintu at least".
Luswata also noted that they remain committed to quality healthcare and the
welfare of medical doctors in Uganda.
In 2017 and in June 2021, President Museveni
while addressing the nation said doctors’ salaries will be increased from 2.5
Million Shillings to 5 million shillings, a promise yet to be fulfilled.