Health workers demand salaries, risk allowance

Health workers sanitise floors at Mulago hospital in Kampala. In Mbale health workers are demanding more than Shs350 million risk allowances and salaries. PHOTO | RACHEL MABALA 

What you need to know:

  • Ministry of health. Mr Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Ministry of Health spokesperson, acknowledged that the health workers have not been paid their risk allowances and salaries.
  • “We are still waiting for funds from the Ministry of Finance. Let them be patient. They will receive their money with arrears,” Mr Ainebyoona said.

Medical workers at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, who were contracted to handle Covid-19 patients at the height of the pandemic last year, are demanding their salaries and risk allowances.


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