Over 1800 students led by their Guild President, Ernest Ayen staged a strike on Tuesday protesting the poor sanitary conditions at the college, lack of practical lessons and lack of value for the high tuition charged at the college.
According to Dr Katumba Ssentongo, the Registrar of the Council, the move is meant to curb brain drain and health worker migration in addition to ensuring that health workers remain at their duty stations even as they are undergoing training.
The minor, who reportedly defiled the young girl from their home in Kitgum Municipality on August 13, was later arrested and charged with aggravated defilement before the high court in Gulu. The girl lives in the neighbourhood.
This vaccine, which is given as a 2-dose course, 56 days apart, will be provided under approved protocols to targeted at-risk populations in areas that do not have active Ebola transmission as an additional tool to extend protection against the virus.
Samuel Kigula, the President of the Intern Doctors, says that since interns do a lot of work in health facilities due to shortage of health workers, the move exposes patients to risk of being treated by individuals who don’t have necessary skills since students will not get sufficient exposure to different cases at health facilities.
Aisha Lubega Aligawesa, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Nursing at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, says the unit has been dysfunctional for two years due to lack of batteries to power the solar unit that serves the ICU.