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Doctors predict more industrial action in the health sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One of the highlights of the year 2021 was in the health sector where several strikes by different health workers were called. According to doctors, the strikes that are estimated to have lasted more than two months will not be the last that the country …

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Lab technicians join other medical workers in industrial action

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Laboratory technicians under their umbrella, the Uganda Medical Lab Technology Association said they will not be reporting to work on Tuesday. The development comes amidst industrial action by the doctors and medical interns whose grievances have only been partially resolved. Speaking at a press conference …

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Gov’t commits to pay salaries of medical interns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development (General Duties), Henry Musasizi, has given legislators assurance that medical intern doctors and senior medical staff in government health facilities will be paid within two weeks. “It is true that the House handled the issue …

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Uganda’s striking doctors petition court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The striking doctors under their umbrella Associations (UMA), Uganda Medical Association and Federation for Uganda Medical Interns (FUMI) have petitioned the High Court in Kampala seeking to quash the directive from the Ministry of Health directing them to vacate their respective hospitals. The umbrella …

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Police blocks doctors from marching to parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police on Wednesday blocked doctors under the Uganda Medical Association-UMA from marching to Parliament. The doctors who include medical interns, representatives of dental pre-interns, nurses, and midwives at the Bachelor level were led by the President of UMA, Dr. Samuel Oledo. They wanted to deliver a …

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Opposition tasks gov’t on continued doctors strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament has asked the government to treat the ongoing strike by doctors as a matter of urgency. Batuwa Timothy Lusala, the Shadow Minister for Health raised the issue during the afternoon plenary sitting. In his statement, the Jinja South Division West MP …

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Doctors blame Parliament, Ministries for continued strike

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Doctors under the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) have asked parliament to address the deploring state of the health sector in the country. They say Parliament and government ministries are to blame for the continued strike which has left many Ugandans stranded without medical …

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Prime Minister pleads with Ugandan doctors to call off strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja on Friday pleaded with doctors to call off their strike. Nabbanja met members of the Uganda Medical Association to follow up on the Tuesday meeting UMA had with President Museveni. The doctors went on strike on Sunday after the government …

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Doctors set to go on strike next week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Doctors under the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) will go on strike on November 22. The strike was initially meant to take place on November 6th, but the new management of the Uganda Medical Association says it was postponed for better planning purposes. The doctors in …

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Doctors undecided on next move

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Medical Association (UMA) is yet to decide on what next after their 90-days’ notice of strike to the government ended last evening. The doctors who have for the previous two months been releasing a daily countdown on their social media spaces spelling out …

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