Medical interns under their umbrella body of Uganda Medical Interns Association have today gone on strike following government’s failure to pay their salaries.
In a media briefing at Mulago Guest House, association president Robert Lubega said some members have spent three months without getting their salaries yet there required to deliver excellent services.
‘’Interns are not slaves, enough is enough; fix health issues once and for all, interns in Soroti referral have not yet been paid, are they expected to deliver?” Dr. Lubega wondered.
He added: “We will be glad to continue engaging with various stakeholders for improved welfare.”
When this website contacted the Minister for Health Dr. Jane Ruth Acen, her known numbers were off.
Last year medical workers laid down their tools over government’s inability to raise their pay and to improve their working conditions, but the government agreed to address their concerns in the next financial year that begins in June.