Uganda: protesting medics freed on bail

Uganda: protesting medics freed on bail

Police in Uganda have released on bail medical workers who were arrested while marching to parliament in the capital Kampala to demand better pay and working conditions.

The medical workers’ strike started early last month, but escalated this week, following an order from the health ministry that all striking intern doctors should vacate their bases at public health facilities within a week, BBC News reports.

The list has just grown as pharmacists, nurses and other trainee medical workers joined the strike.

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The government has announced that a new cohort of interns is meant to start their training in two months but the in-coming group of interns have announced that they will not start their training unless their senior colleagues’ demands are met.

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