Uganda Medical Association threatens to withdraw emergency services.

By Moses Ndhaye:

Uganda Medical Association has now threatened to withdraw emergency services.

This is after the health minister Dr Jane Acheng ordered the striking medical doctors to return to work today with RDCs asked to carry out roll call in public hospitals.

Addressing a news conference this afternoon, the association president Dr.Ekwaru Obuku has described the minister’s statement as irresponsible.

He has also threatened to summon the minister to appear before the association’s disciplinary committee, because she is a member.

Obuku adds that if the government fails to address issues affecting the medical workers by November 13th they will force to stop handling emergency cases.

Meanwhile, Dr. Ekwaro maintains that the strike will continue until they meet the president on November 17th.