Bwera Hospital Medical Workers Threaten to Strike Over Pay

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Dr. Jonathan Sekito, the medical Superintendent Bwera General Hospital says he has written several letters to the CAO and personnel officer about the delayed payment but nothing has been done.

Medical workers at Bwera General Hospital in Kasese district are threatening to lay down their tools on Tuesday next over none payment of their salaries. About 150 medical workers at the hospital have not received their pay since November last year to date. During their meeting held on Friday evening, the medical workers resolved to hold a peaceful demonstration and lead a procession to the office of Kasese RDC, Chief Administrative Officer, District health Officer and LC V chairperson on Tuesday to express their dissatisfaction.

Dr Timothy Muke, one of the affected medical workers said his family was surviving at the mercy of God. He said that a number of his friends who respected as a doctor, now view him as a loan defaulter, liar and beggar yet works diligently. Muke says that he would have gone into farming, but says it requires start-up capital, which he doesn't have. Gladys .K. Bwambale, a senior nursing officer at Bwera hospital says in addition to being underpaid she doesn't appear on the list of the people who have missed their salary.

According to Bwambale, despite being promoted to senior nursing officer she continues receiving the salary of nursing officer. Dr. Jonathan Sekito, the medical Superintendent Bwera General Hospital says he has written several letters to the CAO and personnel officer about the delayed payment but nothing has been done. Dr. Sekito also says they had invited the district officials to attend the staff meeting but none turned up.

The problem of the delayed payment of medical workers is not only at Bwera general hospital as over sixty six medical workers at Kilembe mines hospital are also experiencing the same challenge. District Officials have not yet commented as they couldn't be reached by our reporter by the time of filing this story.

 

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