Health workers at Lyantonde hospital have called off a strike they started last week following the release of one of their colleagues.
Goreth Nansubuga was arrested Thursday evening on the directives of the Lyantonde Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Sulaiman Matojo on allegations of abuse of office and neglect of duty.
Nansubuga had reportedly asked a patient sent in by the RDC identified only as Sarah to join the queue like other patients which she rejected and instead notified the RDC, who ordered Nansubuga’s subsequent arrest.
This prompted the strike by the health workers led by the hospital in charge Dr. Julius Mwanjini.
The group stormed the police station demanding Nansubuga’s release.
However, a meeting called by the District Health Officer Dr. Okoth Obbo to address the standoff between the RDC and the health workers ended prematurely as the RDC stormed out of the meeting.