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MPs query expenditure of intern doctors’ allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawmakers have put the former Executive Director (ED) Mulago National Referral Hospital, Dr. Byarugaba Baterana on the spot over the expenditure of Shs206 million meant for allowances for medical interns and senior health officers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Government remitted Shs3.8 billion for allowances for …

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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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Parliament to debate motion on striking doctors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The strike by medical interns continues to attract debate in Parliament and this time round, Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, has granted Timothy Batuwa, Jinja South Division West MP permission to present a motion to discuss the matter. Medical interns in government hospitals and health centers countrywide took …

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Museveni directs medical interns to be paid UGX 2.5M

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has directed that medical interns be paid a monthly allowance of 2.5 Million Shillings. In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister and the Ministries of Health, Finance and Public service, President Museveni says the medical interns should be given paid the …

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Medical interns call off strike as negotiations start

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical interns under their umbrella organization Federation of Uganda Medical Interns (FUMI) have called off their nation wide strike. The interns went on strike over poor working conditions on May 17th, 2021, and had promised not to resume work unless their demands were met. The interns …

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Medical interns start strike over working conditions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Medical Interns have laid down their tools in protest of the government’s failure to improve their welfare. The interns under their umbrella body; the Federation for Uganda Medical Interns (FUMI), want the government to increase their allowances from 960,000 to three million Shillings and provide …

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Medical interns announce strike over allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Medical Interns will go on strike next week if the government does not address their demands. The interns want the government to increase their monthly allowance from  900,000 to the minimum wage of a U4 doctor which stands at 3 million Shillings. In a statement …

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Medical students to undergo mandatory safety training

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical interns will be required to undergo mandatory safety training when medical schools reopen. This was revealed by Dr Richard Idro, the President of the Uganda Medical Association-UMA who said it’s one of the conditions given for re-opening. While some course units will be conducted …

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