Category «Health»

Striking doctors set to meet cabinet team

By Lillian Namagembe A cabinet team is today expected to meet the leaders of Uganda Medical Association (UMA) over the ongoing doctors’ strike. The multi-sectoral sub-committee was established by the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda to review and persuade the doctors to return to work. This comes after the doctors vowed to continue their industrial action …

Workers demand meeting with the president over looming doctors’ strike

By Moses Ndhaye The National Organization of Trade Unions has asked the president to meet the Medical workers Union over a looming medical workers’ strike instead of dealing with just a few individuals. The Chairman General of Union Usher Wilson Owere says president Museveni must meet the workers union to resolve their grievances without politicizing the matter. …

State prosecutors resume strike over low pay

By Ruth Anderah State prosecutors have announced the resumption of their sit down strike starting today. This follows elapsing of the 90 days grace period given to the government to address their concerns which included salary increment, a tax waiver on their salaries and promotions among others. Speaking to Kfm this morning the president of …

Medical doctors’ strike set for November 6

By Emmanuel Ainebyoona Medical doctors under Uganda Medical Association have voted to lay down their tools in all public hospitals on November 6 if government does not respond to their demands. At a stormy extraordinary meeting held at Mulago on Monday, doctors also voted to adopt a proposed salaries and allowances structure for all medical …

Kadaga ignorant about sickle cell disease

By Stephen Otage The Speaker of Parliament  Rt Hon.Rebecca Kadaga has said she has been ignorant about the prevalence of sickle cell disease in Uganda until the international day of sickle cell disease which was hosted in Kamuli district. Speaking at the second annual sickle cell marathon at Kati-Kati restaurant in Kampala, Kadaga said she …