Just in: Health Ministry receives clearance to deploy medical interns

Kampala-The Ministry of Health has received clearance to deploy Medical Interns to the 58 internship centers across the country.

In a statement on Friday morning, Dr. Henry Mwebesa the Director General Health services says the Ministry has subsequently released a deployment list for the interns under revised terms as guided by government.

The ministry says the delayed deployment was occasioned by factors beyond their control.

“Government will therefore deploy the 1,901 medical interns within the available budget at a net monthly allowance of UGX 1 million per intern to facilitate accommodation and feeding,” said Mwebesa

He said all the medical interns are expected to report to their various training centers by August 3, 2023.

The respective Hospital Directors, Mwebesa says, will issue the Interns with deployment letters and organize for their induction.

The decision comes after weeks of protests by pre-medical interns who have been demanding immediate government action.

Previously government had cited financial constraints as the reason for the delay in deploying the interns.

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