By our reporter
Doctors under their Umbrella body, the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) have resolved to further suspend their strike to next year.
Dr Ekwaro Obuku, the president of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) said, “We have opted for this option, further suspending the Industrial Action, taking into consideration of the festive season where safety is compromised in terms of road traffic accident causalities. The progress we have made with government in renewing constructive engagement and the need to go back to the drawing table to recrystalise our next quest as Ugandan doctors,”
He revealed that they reached the decision during a Friday morning meeting with the Ministry of Health officials.
The doctors had threatened to resume strike on 16th December after they failed to agree with government on their demands that had led them into a three weeks strike last month, demanding a salary increment and provision of a good working environment with medical equipment in government health facilities.
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