The Uganda police force has joined its counterparts the Uganda people’s defense forces and Uganda Prison services to support the ministry of health by providing free health care services as the doctors continue with their strike.
Addressing journalists at Central Police Station this morning, the police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said the directive has been given by the IGP Kale Kayihura to the director Uganda police health services.
Kayima says the services which will be free of charge will help 94% of civilians outside the police fraternity across the country where police health facilities exist.
Out of these facilities, seven will offer antenatal services in the areas of Arua, Naguru Mbale, Gulu, Tororo, Rukungiri and Hoima.
Police doctors will also be deployed in; Mbale, Soroti, Gulu, Arua Hoima, Fort Portal, Bushenyi, Kampala among others.
On the other hand, three health facilities located in Kibuli, PTS Kabalye and Naguru will provide free dental health services.
Meanwhile, doctors who kicked off their strike on November 6 protesting poor pay and insufficient welfare among others have since refused to reach a mutual agreement with the government.