Government Urged to Take Back Striking Interns

DHO Mbarara Dr.Peter Sebutinde is urging government to pardon interns

Following the recent nationwide strike by medical interns, erectile the Mbarara District Health Officer has asked government to accept them back to avoid a looming health crisis.

Dr. Peter Sekandi made a call on Friday during a press conference at the RDC’s office.

The DHO noted that ever since the industrial action earlier this week, visit this most of the health facilities have been grappling with man power shortage, especially in lower health centers in rural areas.

For instance he said, at Bushwere health center in Mwizi Rwampara, he found only one doctor who cannot handle all the workload alone.

Dr Peter Sekandi called on Parliament and the executive to find a lasting solution to the striking student medics who are protesting the consistent failure by government to release their internship facilitation in time.

He noted with concern that government invests a lot of money to train the doctors in the country but at the end of their course, it ignores them which partly explains the brain drain challenge.

Meanwhile at the press conference, the Mbarara RDC Capt. Martha Asiimwe waened candidate students who are set for long holidays to avoid reckless ways of life that could expose them to unwanted pregnancies and STDS.



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