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Doctors hit back at President Museveni: Those threats are unfortunate and they will not work

Doctors have responded with a defiant voice to President Yoweri Museveni's threats Thursday evening on the ongoing industrial strike.

Doctors put down their tools after reported failure to agree with government on a number of issues among them the poor working conditions.

President Yoweri Museveni while addressing a rally in Kabarole echoed that he will not accept the industrial strike to take centre stage.

However, doctors equally responded to his threats in the same voice, claiming they are not moved and can improvise if the worst comes to the worst.

The President of the Uganda Medical Association, Dr. Ekwaro Obuku hit back, saying: "Those threats are unfortunate and they will not work."

Dr. Obuku moved: "Doctors have had broken promises and they don't trust the salary review committee. The doctor is unique in the service sector. At night, day, weekends, on call."

He said: "The president's concern shows how important a doctor is in this social economic transformation."

Dr. Obuku went on: "The most important thing is we are going to maintain emergency care. Today we resumed talking to Cabinet and reached out to State House to confirm tomorrow's meeting."

"We proposed innovative financing. Costs sharing equalised with innovation funds."

 

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