MPs Want Ugandan Doctors Abroad to Return Home


ampoule geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>MPs who include; Beatrice Lusaniya, the Woman MP for Kiruhura district, Onyango Kakooba, MP for Buikwe North, and Elijah Okupa, MP for Kasiro County, among others, want government to force all Ugandan doctors to come back and serve their country.

“We urge President Museveni to sit with all doctors currently in South African to resolve all issues that pushed these doctors away so that they can come back and help the health sector that is in ruins,” pointed out MP Lusaniya.

The latest statistics from the medical and dental practitioners shows that more than 2000 (nearly 50%) of the registered number of medical practitioners has so far left the country in the last 10 years.

Despite government efforts to recruit more medical personnel, medics in the country are still complaining over unfair pay against the work they are subjected to and this is the same reason as to why MPs seek redress of this issue first before government officially asks these doctors to come back to the country.

“If government solves these issues, all doctors will be required to come back home and all those who fail to come will be forced to do so by the long arm of government,” observed MP Okupa.

However, doctors in Uganda earn an average wage of around Shs 800,000 to Shs 1m per month, an issue that has made medics to continuously ask for salary increment.


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