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Dr. Idro elected president of Uganda Medical Association

By Lawrence Mulondo, Sarah Mazirwe

Added 9th November 2019 08:17 AM

Dr. Idro is a senior pediatric neurologist, researcher and senior lecturer at the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the College of Health Sciences (CHS), Makerere University.

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Uganda Medical Association president elect, Dr. Richard Idro making his acceptance speech in Kampala on Friday. Photos by Lawrence

Dr. Idro is a senior pediatric neurologist, researcher and senior lecturer at the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the College of Health Sciences (CHS), Makerere University.

KAMPALA - Doctors under their umbrella, Uganda Medical Association have voted Dr. Richard Idro as their new president for the next two years.

Dr. Idro is a senior pediatric neurologist, researcher and senior lecturer at the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the College of Health Sciences (CHS), Makerere University.             

Idro trounced Dr. Joseph Okia in a tight race held in Kampala on Friday evening (November 08, 2019). Idro got 143 votes while Okia got 33 votes.

 r oseph kia casting his vote Dr. Joseph Okia casting his vote

 
Idro is replacing Dr. Ekwaro Obuku who has served the association for the past two years.

The other four electoral positions include that of the vice president, general secretary, and welfare.

The election process led by officials from the national electoral commission started with campaigns where the two promised to fight for a good working environment for all medical workers once get into power.

They did this before their colleagues who were cheering them up. The doctors then made long queues and voted their leaders in a secret ballot.

After the voting process, the electoral commission counted the votes amidst the calm doctors and announced Idro as the winner.

 r ichard dro voting Dr. Richard Idro voting

 

 edics queuing to vote for their leaders Medics queuing to vote for their leaders

 

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