Kabale hospital interns are currently on strike protesting the failure by management to clear their salaries.
40 Interns who have failed to get their allowances from the government for six months, haven’t reported to work for five days now.
We are told there is a crisis now at the hospital as patients cannot get medical help in time.
Some of the patients who can afford to settle the heavy bills have fled to private hospitals, leaving the poor at God’s mercy.
There is an allegation that a man was admitted at Kabale Referral hospital at 7pm, by midnight no one had attended to him leading to his death.
In January 2015, medical interns at the same hospital went on strike for the second time in three months.
The 35 interns including medical doctors, pharmacists and nurses were once more protesting delayed payment of their allowances.
They are entitled to Shs 600,000 each month and an additional Shs 220,000 for their upkeep.
Sister Christine Akurut the Principal nursing officer at Kabale regional referral hospital said the issue of the salaries can only be handled by the Health Ministry.
In February, management managed to convince the interns to return to work.