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DEAL: Government agrees to pay interns immediately

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has rescinded it’s orders to expel all medical interns effective Monday for striking. The interns went on strike in May, 2021, following government’s failure to release funds that were meant for their allowances. Previously interns were earning between 750,000 and …

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Public service and health ministries tasked on doctor perks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Government Assurance and implementation has tasked the Ministry of Public Service to explain the unending industrial action by medical workers. This was as the Minister of State for Public Service, Grace Mugasa and the Minister of State for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan …

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Striking medics threaten to go to court

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Striking medical interns who were on Friday directed by the Ministry of Health to among others vacate hospital premises within one week are contemplating running to court. Dr. Herbert Luswata, the General Secretary of Uganda Medical Association (UMA) on Saturday said that they …

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Medical interns demand Covid-19 risk allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical Interns are demanding risk allowances due to their involvement in the treatment of Covid-19 patients. The demand was presented to the Parliamentary Covid-19 task force by Doctor Mary Lillian Nabwire, the President of the Federation of Uganda Medical Interns. According to Nabwire, many …

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Doctors blame Jinja botched C-section on shortage of specialists

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Several interns deployed in health facilities across the country are not supervised, creating a loophole with far-reaching implications for the sector. This is according to Dr Richard Idro the President of Uganda Medical Association. Dr Idro observes that while more than a hundred specialist …

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Tackling the medical internship challenge

Questions as Health ministry proposes stringent guidelines on enrollment The mood at Nakasero Primary School in Kampala on Oct.01 was similar to a movie shooting scene gone wrong – bitter exchanges and mean stares were flying about. The unpleasant body language of medical interns to-be as Dr. Jacinto Amandua, the …

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Court halts new medics internship guidelines

The High Court in Kampala has issued an interim order  staying the implementation of new Health Ministry policy guidelines regarding internship centres and remuneration of medical interns across the country. This means that the  current group of prospective medical doctors, dental surgeons, pharmacists and nurses should immediately be posted to their respective training …

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INTERNSHIP: Medical students take health minister to court

Over 1000 medical students have dragged the Minister of Health Dr Ruth Aceng and the Attorney General to the High Court, challenging the new internship policy that restricts them from accessing  supervised practical training at various internship training centers. The new policy seeks to reduce the number of medical students …

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Ministry of Health, MPs in row over pre-internship exams

VIDEO: A proposal by the Ministry of Health to have the Health Council introduce a pre-internship medical exam across the country has created a big debate. The move is, according to the Ministers of Health, aimed at improving the quality of medical graduates following concerns that some universities and institutions were producing substandard medics. …

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