Doctors under their umbrella body Uganda Medical Association (UMA) have appreciated the government of Uganda for its recent reforms with a view of improving service delivery in the health sector.
The Association President Ekwaro Ebuku has asked his fellow medical practitioners to avoid absenteeism at their respective places of work.
Ebuku also called upon the Ministry of Public Service to work on the issue of “salary difference” between government employees under various departments.
According to Ebuku, there has been a salary increment by 250% for an entry level doctor and 40% for seniors.
Commenting about Bududa crisis, Ebuku revealed that they are “Going to put in place a team that will respond to emergency of this nature because currently we have put a lot of efforts in health camps with an aim of extending medical treatment to the less privileged.”
However, he asked government officials to avoid intimidating association members for the different roles they played during last year’s sit down strike.
Recently the government through the Ministry of Public Service came up with a circular of revised salary structures for government employees including medical workers who held a sit down strike in November last year in protest of poor remuneration.