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The President of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) Dr. Ekwaro Obuku has said that the leadership of the body is “satisfied” by the propositions made by government to their demands. He said that the response by government so far is significant enough to prompt the lifting of the ongoing strike by doctors. Medical doctors are …

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The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) medics who were recently deployed to assist with provision of medical services have already embarked on the work to attend to the patients.  The military medics will be offering emergency and specialized services following a recent directive by President Yoweri Museveni. Doctors under their umbrella body Uganda Medical Association …

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MMedical personnel from the Police has also began offering services in the health facilities, two weeks after doctors in the country embarked on a strike. The Police now joins the military which has been deployed to reinforce the health workers in providing much needed emergency services in government facilities. The new Police Spokesperson, Senior Superintendent …

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Medical doctors who are currently on strike are set to convene and find a way forward after their scheduled meeting with President Yoweri Museveni today was cancelled. The doctors under their umbrella body Uganda Medical Association (UMA) were supposed to hold talks with the President according to the road map released when they launched their …

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Doctors under the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) have maintained they will carry on their strike that is now in second week after holding several engagements with government Ministers with no success. The doctors who are expected to meet the President on Friday have appeared before the Parliamentary Committee of Government Assurance appealing to legislators to …

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Government has asked the military, police and prisons medics to step in and offer medical services ten days after doctors laid down their tools demanding for salary increment and better working conditions. The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers, police and prisons personel who have training in medicine will step in to fill the gap …

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Medical doctors who are currently on strike have refused to give in to government pleas, vowing to carry on with their industrial action until the state gets ‘serious’. This follows an unsuccessful meeting on Wednesday that ended with no significant progress made in the negotiations. Government represented by the Health Minister Dr. Ruth Aceng, Attorney …

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Government has maintained its earlier position that the ongoing medical doctors strike is unlawful and that the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) is not competent to negotiate on behalf of the medics. Government says that UMA which declared the strike is neither a workers union nor did it exhaust the legally stipulated procedure before going on …

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A week into the strike by doctors, medical interns have also demanded for an increment in their remuneration as well as improved general working conditions. The intern doctors have demanded Shs 2.5 million in net monthly salary failure of which they will not resume their services. For long, medical interns have decried the failure by …

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Medical doctors have stuck to their guns and insisted they will carry on with their indefinite strike despite threats issued by government on Thursday. The doctors have threatened to escalate the strike and withdraw the emergency services if government continues to intimidate them. On Thursday, the Minister of Health Dr. Ruth Aceng ordered the striking …

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