Allied Health workers agree to get back to work

Allied Health workers after getting reassurance from the government that the issues that prompted them to put down their tools were going to be worked on by the Ministry of Health and other relevant government agencies, they agreed to call off the unfruitful strike.

Dr Patrick Alibu, the chairperson of the Allied Health workers, while addressing journalists yesterday in Kampala revealed that after meeting Health ministry officials, they had to agree to resume their work as they wait for the government to act on their issues.

“We inform you that the salary disparity, which has been our main issue, will be handled following the President’s directive, no one shall be victimised for participating in this industrial action and we request all our colleagues who were arrested to be released immediately,” Dr Patrick stated.

The Director General of Health Services, Dr Henry Mwebesa, on Wednesday said that they had agreed that the doctors had to go back to work with immediate effect and those who fail to go back to their work shall face disciplinary action.

“We have agreed that the doctors go back to work with immediate effect,” Mwebesa said.

It should be remembered that the strike left many patients in public hospitals such as Mulago Referral hoapital stranded hence increasing fatalities.

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