Doctors Resume Work after 3-week Strike

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The environment is now calm at the facility with doctors taking charge of the services that were over the past few days handled by medical personnel from the armed forces.

Busines is back to normal at Kawempe General Referral Hospital following the suspension of a doctors strike that paralyzed medical services over the last three weeks.

The environment is now calm at the facility with doctors taking charge of the services that were over the past few days handled by medical personnel from the armed forces.

Enock Kusasira, the Public Relations Officer of  Mulago Hospital confirmed to URN that doctors were back on duty at both Mulago Kiruddu and Kawempe.

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Zulaina Nakanwagi, a patient we found at Kawempe said  the doctors were present early this morning and were providing medical services.

"Some doctors made rounds today unlike during the strike. I am happy that the doctors suspended the strike because we have been suffering during their absence."

Fred Kiggundu, a cleaner at the hospital says they are expecting more doctors to come back tomorrow as they promised. "We are expecting more doctors to come back tomorrow as was announced. Today, only a few are on duty because it is Sunday and few doctors normally show up."

The doctors suspended their strike yesterday at a general assembly after government committed to addressing their demands and giving them an answer on December 15, 2017. 

Among the demands government promised to address was the provision of emergency supplies in hospitals, a solution to the impasse between the State House Health Monitoring Unit and salary reviews. 

Kusasira hopes that by tomorrow all doctors will be at their stations and the hospital will be fully functional.

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