The Health committee of parliament today vowed to block a move by government to hire doctors from Cuba as local media reported on Monday.
The committee chaired by Dr Michael Bukenya, said instead government should train and motivate our doctors as opposed to looking outside.
The proposal comes a week after doctors resumed work after a going on strike for two weeks protesting poor pay.
The MPs summoned Ruth Aceng, the minister of Health to give more details about this intended move.
Joel Ssebikaali, the MP for Ntwetwe kyankwanzi district and Betty Aol, the Gulu Woman
MP described the move as “bogus” and demotivating to local doctors.
Dr Ekwaru Obuku, the president of the Uganda Medical Association told the committee that the Cuban doctors will not plug the holes in our health system.
“They will not do anything without medicine in the country and I would advise government to overhaul the whole ministry of Health because it has failed to streamline the health profession”.