In a statement released by the Ministry, the permanent secretary, Dr. Diana Atwiine, said that they met with the pre-medical interns on Tuesday, June 6 2023 to discuss the options for deployment to medical interns while they wait to hear from the Ministry of Finance regarding the availability of funds for their allowances.
Health ministry asks pre-medical interns to meet own internship costs
Pre-medical interns who can afford to begin their internship at their own expense have been advised by the Ministry of Health to apply for deployment in the training facilities of their choosing.
However, she claims that other parents have contacted them, asking for permission to let some of their pre-interns begin internships at their own expense in order to prevent further time lost.
Due to this, she has asked individuals who are prepared to begin their internship to apply as soon as possible for deployment via the ministry's website. She has also stated that any money spent will be repaid once the funds are available.
According to Dr. Atwine, the ministry has noticed over time that the internship cycles have been warped as a result of the delayed deployment of medical interns given that other students are close to graduate.
"The Ministry also observed that the delayed deployment of medical interns has distorted the internship cycles given that other students are about to graduate from various medical schools and these will also compete for the same training facilities," the statement read.
In light of this, the Ministry asked pre-medical interns who could currently afford it to apply for deployment in the internship training centres of their choice, according to the statement.
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