Doctors Lay Down Tools Over Poor Working Conditions

 

By APN Reporter

Kampala

Doctors in Uganda have indefinitely laid down their tools over pay.

The Health workers under Uganda Medical Association have gone ahead with their planned decision despite the threats by the government that those who will participate in the strike will face the consequences.

The workers are protesting poor working conditions such as poor pay, a lack of medical equipment.

Other issues include the arrest of some health workers allegedly to have committed crimes related to corruption.

A meeting between the health workers and Uganda’s Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda was not successful and his requests to call off the strike hit a dead end.

Last week, President Yoweri Museveni said he would call a state of emergency should the strike go ahead.

 

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