Hours after President Yoweri Museveni met with the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) on ending their industrial action, doctors have refused to return to their jobs.
According to sources, Museveni agreed to UMA’s call for immediate salary increments and allowances. He appealed to them to resume work while negotiations continue to resolve all issues.
However, sources revealed that UMA would not call off the strike until the government honours its part of the agreement.
“We partly discussed several issues that include medical supplies, disease prevention, employment of doctors and ultimately enhancing health workers including salary enhancement and other benefits. We are waiting for a commitment from the government implementation plan and tangible deliverables. Until then we maintain the status quo regarding industrial action,” said UMA President Samuel Odongo Oledo in a statement today.
The move has left thousands of patients across the country stranded at health facilities as they cannot access full medical care.