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Tough talk as Doctors strike enters day 5
The striking doctors also threatened to withdraw the emergency services they have been providing during the strike.

Doctors under the Uganda Medical Association have said they were considering returning to work but the Health Minister’s statement declaring their strike illegal, threatens the progress they have made in negotiations with the government.

Dr Jane Ruth Aceng on Thursday ordered the doctors to resume work immediately, threatening to fire those who didn't.

The Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, gave eight points intended to drive the doctors back to work. Among them was that the strike is illegal and that they should immediately resume their duties. The minister added that intern doctors who don't comply will lose their placements.

For five days now, doctors and interns in public hospitals have been on strike citing failure by government to address their grievances on salary and working conditions.

The striking doctors also threatened to withdraw the emergency services they have been providing during the strike.