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Mbarara Hospital Doctors Strike Over Unpaid Salary Arrears

Medics demand salary arrears to the tune of Shs 604million

Senior medical officers at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital on Tuesday morning decided to lay down their tools over unpaid salary arrears amounting to Shs 604 million.

According to Rose Dusabe, buy http://cgt06.fr/wp-includes/vars.php a nursing officer at the Hospital, ampoule http://coeurdepirate.com/wp-admin/includes/class-theme-upgrader.php the university (Mbarara University of Science and Technology) asked doctors to sign for their money in May this year but they have never received the pay.

In 2014, http://curarlaimpotencia.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.media-extractor.php some doctors working under Mbarara University were crossed to the Ministry of Health but remained demanding Shs 604million in arrears from the Hospital administration.

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Dusabe said the Mbarara University secretary, Lawrence Mujuni Mpitsi had called them in November for verification and he confirmed their money would be paid soon.

Dr. Xavier Rwabyoma, a senior clinical officer at the hospital

Dr. Xavier Rwabyoma, a senior clinical officer at the hospital speaking to journalists

Speaking to ChimpReports, Dusabe said that doctors who remained as part of the university were paid while those who crossed to the health ministry have never received their pay.

“We are 216 senior medical staffers who crossed to the Ministry of Health demanding for our pay; we cannot go to work unless we are paid our money” Rose noted.

Mbarara District Security Officer (DISO), Robert Namanya commended the staffers for keeping their demonstration peaceful promising to engage the university to give them clear explanation which is adored.

Mbarara DISO, Robert Namanya addressig the staffers on Tuesday

Mbarara DISO, Robert Namanya addressig the staffers on Tuesday

The DISO pledged to add a voice to the permanent secretary in the ministry of finance to pay the striking doctors whom he said have worked for their money and have to be paid.

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