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11:59
11:59

Gov't Deploys Medical Interns, Cuts Allowances Ministry of Health 2

In a notice released on Friday, Dr Henry Mwebesa the Director General of Health Services revealed that medical interns who have been waiting since April have been deployed to 58 internship centres and are expected to report by Thursday next week.
10:20
10:20

Medical Association Urges Young Doctors to Reject Self Sponsored Internship medical interns

Speaking to URN in an interview on Thursday, Dr Herbert Luswata the UMA General Secretary said they this morning issued a notice to pre-interns country-wide asking them not to apply as they wait for a way forward which will be agreed upon in the association meeting to be held on Saturday.
14:54
14:54

Health Workers Oppose Stamp Duty 5

Dr. Yesse Mutabazi, a doctor in private practice says that the big burden of taxing makes the cost of private health service spiral as the costs are pushed down to the final health consumer.
10:02
10:02

Ebola Outbreak: Health Workers Leave Mubende Without Pay Ministry of Health 1 6 Top story

Dr. Joseph Longoli, one of the more than 100 health workers deployed in the Ebola treatment unit told URN on Thursday evening by the time he left Mubende on Christmas Eve out of frustration, they had not received any money or any explanation from MOH.
15:13
15:13

Medical Association Refutes Claims of Being Used by Opposition Politicians 4 1

Dr. Luswata says the association has previously made tremendous strides in the push for improvement of doctors’ welfare including the recent increase in salaries without having to pledge allegiance to the National Resistance Movement (NRM) or any other political party but through sensible negotiations.
18:24
18:24

Doctors Vote Their President Samuel Oledo out of Office for Misconduct 1 Top story

Oledo was on the spot for leading a group of intern doctors to publicly endorse President Yoweri Museveni who has been in power for nearly 37 years to run for the presidency in 2026. This took place at the National Resistance Movement-NRM Party Youth Symposium held at the Kololo ceremonial grounds more than a week ago.
18:24
18:24

Medical Association to Determine Dr Oledo’s Fate on Sunday 1

According to Dr. Mukuzi Muhereza, the former General Secretary of the Association, the doctor had two options to either resign or tender an apology to doctors, both of which he didn’t honor.
15:29
15:29

Doctors call for Extra Ordinary General Assembly to Censure President

Dr Ronald Kazibwe, a member of the association says that by Monday, a total of 425 doctors had participated in an online poll that he and colleague Gladys Atto generated following an incident on Saturday where Oledo publicly endorsed President Yoweri Museveni to stand for the presidency in 2026.
12:49
12:49

Oledo Used Medical Students, not Doctors to Praise Museveni- Medical Association says 3

Dr Herbert Luswata, the General Secretary of the association said on Monday that the president didn’t act as a member of the association but rather as a member of the ruling National Resistance Movement party. He says while the president claimed he was speaking on behalf of doctors, he had only gathered medical students who he lured into escorting him to the event masquerading as doctors.
18:04
18:04

Health Ministry Scoffs At Interns Threatening to Flee Mubende Hospital Ebola outbreak 4

Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health said in an interview on Thursday that while they have received complaints about fears of infection, they are not considering withdrawing or transferring anybody from the hospital.
08:00
08:00

Doctors Demand Financial Literacy Lessons for Scientists Appointed to Accounting Positions Makerere University 4

Dr. Samuel Oledo, the President of Uganda Medical Association (UMA) told URN in an interview that scientists don't get any financial literacy training, which makes it challenging for them to follow through and make proper accountability when assigned such roles.
09:21
09:21

Striking Allied Health Workers are Impatient- Medical Association Ministry of Health 4

A wave of strikes by health workers started last November when the medical interns complained of meagre earnings and working under harsh conditions characterized by perennial shortages of hospital consumables.
18:22
18:22

Aceng to COVID Health Workers-Don’t Cling to the Job Over Salary Arrears Ministry of Health 4 1 Top story

Dr. Samuel Oledo, the President Uganda Medical Association, says that the health workers feel used and dumped because the government promised to absorb them into the current workforce once the pandemic is over.
13:59
13:59

Doctors Happy, Speak out on Baterena’s Arrest, Mulago Troubles 3 Top story

UMA says while Baterana’s issues have been making headlines throughout the week, they are not the only problems at the national referral hospital which has recently been aiming at transforming into a super specialized facility. For instance, Oledo points out that government has sponsored a hundred specialist doctors from Mulago who trained from abroad to become super specialists but years after they returned, they have never been deployed to offer such services even as tax payers’ money was spent.
15:09
15:09

Pre-interns Ask Gov't to Overturn Decision to Expel Striking Doctors Medical Strike 1

In an interview with URN on Sunday, Leonard Mutebi a representative of Pre-interns said the Friday directive which among others asks interns who were in their second rotation five weeks ago before industrial action to find a way of finishing their training shows how hard the conditions they are about to start work in are.
14:31
14:31

Doctors Blame Parliament, Ministries for Continued Strike Ministry of Health 3 1

The strike began on November 22, after the government failed to fulfil many of its promises to medics, as made in 2017 during a similar strike. The doctors want the government to increase their salaries to 5 million Shillings, increase medical human resources and compensate health workers who succumbed to COVID-19.
09:04
09:04

Doctors Set To Go On Strike Next Week MOH 1

In a notice issued in August, the doctors gave the government 90 days to respond to their demands. More than 10 days since the expiry of the notice the new leadership has not set a new date .According to new management, the strike was pushed to cater for planning
17:43
17:43

New Medical Association Boss Narrates Encounter with LDU in First Media Meet 5 1

Oledo, a General Surgeon at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital was riding a motorcycle late in the night, yet at the time, President Museveni had said that all motorcycles should be off the road by 6 p.m. as a regulation to avoid the spread of COVID-19. He had been delayed in a Hospital Theatre on duty.
15:44
15:44

Doctors Guarded on Pending Strike after Countdown Elapsed Doctors' strike 1 2

The doctors who have for the previous two months been releasing a daily countdown on their social media spaces spelling out reasons why they will lay down their tools on November 6 have just voted in their new executive headed by Dr Samuel Oledo Odongo, a General Surgeon based at Kabale hospital.
15:45
15:45

Health Workers to Access Loans at 15.5% Interest Rate Under New MOU Stanbic Bank 4 1

Speaking to journalists, Dr. Nathan Onyach, in charge of the operations of Regional and National Referral hospitals, said that like many professionals, health workers also suffered effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and have been frequenting his office seeking approval for loans, which often come at high-interest rates.
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