Doctors to the government – Stop intimidating us

A meeting between cabinet team and the Uganda Medical Association over the ongoing doctors’ strike held at Statistics House in Kampala has ended in another stalemate.

The multi-sectoral sub-committee was established by the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda to review and persuade the doctors to return to work.

Addressing the doctors, the deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana has again raised the issue of legality of the association, saying it is not mandated to negotiate for the medical workers.

However, the Uganda Medical Association President Dr. Ekwaru Obuku says such intimidation must stop.

Last week the government ordered the doctors back to work, prompting them to hit back at health minister Dr. Ruth Achieng and threaten to withdraw emergency health services.

However, Obuku maintains that their industrial action until government improves salary and working condition.

The meeting was also attended by the Attorney General William Byaruhanga, Health minister Ruth Achieng, Education Minister Chrsystom Muyingo and David Bahati the state minister in charge of planning.