By Prossy Namiiro
Police has on Wednesday evening granted bond to 30 Intern doctors who were arrested earlier on the same date for holding illegal processions as they violated covid-19 standard operating procedures that prohibit gatherings that are not permitted by Ministry of Health.
27 of the doctors were arrested by the police at George Street near the ministry of Gender, Labour Social Development while three others were arrested by the parliamentary police after they had reached the venue.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Oweyesigire, the group is expected to report back to police in due time.
“The intern doctors that were earlier on arrested today, have been released on police bond after recording their statements. Investigations are still ongoing as they will be reporting back to the police station on days that have been designated on their terms of release on bond and we shall be briefing you accordingly.
Three other intern doctors who had reached Parliament were also arrested but we have informed parliamentary police which has also given them police bond making the total of suspects who had been arrested earlier to thirty.” He revealed
The doctors want legislators to implement President Yoweri Museveni’s directives to set up a committee to follow up on compensation of health workers who succumbed to COVID-19, to increase pay of doctors, the reduction of taxes paid by health workers and the procurement of vehicles for all medical consultants.
The doctors also want the Uganda Revenue Authority to remove tax on vehicles of medical workers as directed by the president.