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Over 2,000 medical interns still waiting internship deployment; Worried of their next move

6 June 2023, 1:24 pm

The 2023/24 Medical interns were supposed to have started internship 3rd April this year but up now have never been deployed

Across the country 2,000 medical interns are waiting for deployments, their leadership say have written several letters to Government departments responsible but nothing has yielded from their

‘’WE have written to President, prime minister and Ministry of health but we have not been helped” Lukwata Alex says, one the intern leaders

A group pf medical interns lead by Lukwata Alex addressing the press in Mulago today

Meanwhile this has affected the performance of health facilities in Government as this gap has led to high numbers who go for health services as only few attendants are available. It said Interns provide up 70% of services in Uganda health facilities

Shanitah Nankya, a degree holder in Nursing is one of the affected personalities. Shanital says having brought up in a humble family the parents hoped to gain from her but they are losing hope not only in financial support but also the siblings who she has inspired to be in the some profession have turned tails

Shanitah adds that Medical profession needs day to day practice and is feeling cheated by the ministry because is likely to forget some practical’s

Shanitah Nankya

Today medical interns have held a press conference in which they want the Government to deploy them in order to calm down the burden of some hospital which are full but also to get exposed in their area of profession

During the press conference, the interns raised concerns that if they are not deployed another batch of interns would join them which would be hard for the ministry to deploy them all. They added that would want to continue studying master’s degrees, while others want to create their own jobs, others seeking them but this would will be after having internship.