Wandegeya Division police has this morning foiled a press conference held by medical interns protesting their unpaid salary and arrears.
Moments to the presser that was to be held at Mulago guest house, police deployed heavily to deter the medical interns from gathering ahead of their planned march to parliament.
The medics led by the interim Uganda Medical Association President Dr. Joel Mirembe have vowed to march with their petition to parliament seeking audience with government to address their grievances.
This was sparked by a statement made earlier by the minister of health saying that the ministry won’t have enough funds to cater for medical interns’ allowances in the 2023/2024 financial year.
According to the various interns who were involved in the march, medical internship is a requirement for graduate doctors, midwives and nurses to get practicing licenses but the future of the medical interns is uncertain as these young graduates are seated at home with no information on when they will be deployed to start work.
Former Makerere guild president was among those leading the medical interns protest.