Doctors in Uganda's public hospitals strike over pay and supplies
Monday November 6 2017
Uganda Medical Association president Dr Ekwaro Obuku gestures at doctors to calm down as they booed Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda (in grey suit) who was addressing them during a meeting on November 6, 2017. PHOTO | RACHEL MABALA | NATION
Doctors working in public hospitals went on strike on Monday to protest low salaries and shortages of essential supplies.
Diana Atwine, permanent secretary at the ministry of health, said the government was willing to raise doctors’ salaries and address their other concerns but they should be patient.
The last such national strike by doctors was more than 20 years ago.