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MADNESS: Strike Virus Paralyses Butabika Hospital

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Doctors and nurses claimed madmen admitted at the hospital would turn against them in the night whenever power went off since the hospital lacks fuel for the generator during days of heavy load-shedding.

Nurses said they work on empty stomachs and at times walk back home.

Butabika boss Dr. Fred Kigozi shifted blame to the re-centralisation process being undertaken at the Ministry of Public Service as cause of salary crisis.

The incident shows the growing frustration among civil servants as a result of poor remuneration amidst the rising cost of living.

Teachers recently held a country-wide strike due to poor pay. Makerere University lecturers a few months ago went on a three-week sit-down strike, protesting low wages.

As we write this, Mulago Referral Hospital is in a huge crisis as intern doctors strike enters day five. Interns called a strike on December 1 due to non-payment of their salaries and allowances since August.

The move has brought the Hospital on the verge of breakdown.

For over 40 years, Butabika Hospital has provided comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care and training in mental health.

Butabika Hospital was established in 1955, and currently is the only National Referral Mental Health Institution in the country.

The Hospital provides specialist care and management for all patients with mental and psychosocial problems on a referral basis.

At the same time, it is a teaching hospital for all cadres specializing in mental health ranging from nursing cadre to postgraduate students.

Butabika Hospital also provides General Outpatient services to people from the surrounding area.

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