By; Ben Musanje

Medical internees have joined the striking doctors by declaring their industrial action that is to start today mid night.

Last week the minister of health Dr Jane Ruth Acen warned medical internees from involving in the strike saying they are risking to re-do their internship next academic year.

Addressing media at Mulago, the president medical interns Robert Lubega says they have a right to strike against unsatisfying working conditions like low pay and other grievances since they are not students but graduates on working probation.

However, the human rights lawyers that include among others Moses Mulumba and Nicolas Opio have vowed to cause legal action against whoever issues threats against intern doctors.

Meanwhile, Cabinet has established a special committee to engage doctors with a view of persuading them to end the industrial action that started last week.

According to Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, the committee comprises of teams from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, THE Ministry of Public Service, Attorney General and the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development.

The teams will work together to review the demands from the medical fraternity and arrive at an amicable and sustainable settlement that will see them end the standoff in government facilities.


Monday 13th November 2017 11:07:28 PM