Uganda High Court dismisses application to end striking Doctors.

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Kampala, Uganda.

The High court in Uganda on Friday dismissed the application filed by Uganda Medical Union against Government that sought an interim order stopping negotiations regarding the Socio-economic interest of the striking Doctors in the Country.

Sarah Langa the Deputy Registrar in charge of Civil Matters advised the two Parties that the application for issuance of an interim has been over taken by events.

The meetings they required to stop are already concluded as per the commitment letter on November 21, 2017 filed in court and signed by the minister of state for finance in charge of Planning David Bahati, regarding matters to undertake and improve the welfare of medical workers.

However, Sarah Langa ordered each party to abide with its own costs.

She stated that the subject matter of whether the talks were unlawful can be answered in the main case on January 08, 2018.

The Court also faulted Dr. Ekwaro Obuku of over stepping their mandate by calling for an illegal industrial action of doctors.

All Medical Doctors under the umbrella of Uganda Medical Association have met at Silver Springs Bugolobi, Kampala on Saturday, to be informed on the details of Government’s commitments.

According to their Lawyer David Kabanda the Government agreed to pay starting Doctors Ush. 5m ($1400) per month and the President devoted to set aside 2 billion Uganda Shillings ($560,000) to cater for the medical wage bill in the next Budget.