By Najibu Mulema
Court in Kampala has passed an interim order stopping the new medical intern policies which had been passed by the ministry of Health.
Health minister, Jane Ruth Acheng had initiated a new policy through the parliamentary Health committee prohibiting medical students from doing their internships in any health centres before declared fit for the assignment.
The medical students, according to the new policy, were supposed to first sit for an examination to prove that they are ready for the internship.
According to Acheng, the step taken was aimed at reducing the number of unqualified medical interns in Ugandan health centres.
Over a thousand medical students sued the ministry of Health after they were discontented with Acheng’s directive.
Justice Miria Mugambe passed her verdict which rendered the new policy useless saying that all medical interns should be passed direct to any health centre like it has been before.