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We Won’t Call Off Strike – Doctors vow after meeting President Museveni

Despite meeting President Museveni yesterday, doctors under their Uganda Medical Association (UMA) umbrella have swore to continue with their strike.

The doctors and other medical personel a few days ago declared a sit down strike due to the failure of the government honoring it’s pledge to increase and clear their salaries.

This prompted President Museveni to call an emergency meeting at State House Entebbe with the UMA and UMA Council of Elders in order to resolve this crisis.

The president after the meeting reiterated that the government is committed to bettering their welfare.

According to reliable sources that attended this meeting, “there was constructive debate between both parties and positive resolutions as far as welfare and working conditions are concerned.”

It’s also added that the president and the doctors representatives were both confident by the end of the meeting that doctors will pick up their tools once again and resume their work.

However later on, UMA released a statement indicating that the hope to do this is so little unless the government honors it’s pledge.

UMA president Dr Odongo Samuel Oledo and the secretary general Dr Herbert Luswata noted that they will await government to fulfill it’s part in order to pick up their tools.

The association while launching the strike said that they were fed up of unending unfulfilled promises and meetings.

This strike continues to pose a great health risk to the country.

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