Nurses under their umbrella body the Uganda Nurses and Midwifes Association have threatened to put down their work tool in a classic strike if they are not paid their allowances.
Nurses have threatened to strike because of not receiving their daily allowance of 5000/= which was provisioned to cater for their lunch and transport fares.
Since the start of the Covid19 vaccination exercise nurses have been working night ans day to ensure that Ugandans are vaccinated. Currently only 2.2 million Ugandans have been vaccinated against a target of 22 million people.
The president of the Uganda Nurses and Midwifes association Mr. Kiprongat Cherop confirmed the matter and said that they had registered their complaint at the Ministry of Health.
“We are handling it on Monday, we are having meetings with the Ministry, we have told nurses to continue working while we advocate for them. Where it is difficult we may tell them to stay home but for now let them continue working until we have an answer. “ Kiprongat mentioned.
Dr. Alfred from the Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization UNEPI Dr. Alfred Driwale advised the nurses to ask KCCA for their money because they are the custodians of that budget.
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