Doctors in some health facilities in different parts of Kampala on Monday showed up for work despite a nationwide strike announced by their umbrella body, the Uganda Medical Association.
The doctors went on strike after the government failed to meet their demands and fulfill their past promises. The doctors want the government to fill more than 40 percent of the vacant posts in public health facilities, increase the pay of intern doctors to 2.5 Million Shillings as directed by the President.
Other demands include compensating the families of health workers who succumbed to COVID-19 and to provide medical supplies like oxygen in health facilities and including medical interns and senior house officers on the public service salary structure.
Now, hours after the strike began, some doctors seem to have disregarded the strike by showing up for work.
The doctors who preferred to remain anonymous told our journalists that they could not ignore critically ill patients.
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