Uganda: striking medical interns reject government payment offer

Uganda: striking medical interns reject government payment offer

Striking medical interns in Uganda on Monday rejected government’s Shs1.5m offer and vowed to carry on with the strike until its revised upwards, Daily Monitor reports.

The head of medical interns, Dr Lilian Nabwire, told Daily Monitor in an interview yesterday that they want the allowances increased to Shs2.4m as per the request of the graduate nurses.

“We expected the intern nurses to be given Shs2.4m but the ministry of Health communicated Shs1.5m. So, we need to find out how they arrived at this figure and follow up for it to be corrected so that the incoming interns can also get the right payment,” she said.

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Medical interns include doctors, pharmacists, and nurses who have already graduated but must undergo one-year training in hospitals to obtain practice licenses from their respective boards.

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