Uganda's President Idi Amin main in ??? on Wednesday (1 December) that Ugandan Asians --?
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Background: Uganda's President Idi Amin main in ??? on Wednesday (1 December) that Ugandan Asians -- trained as doctors -- often emigrated as soon as they had qualified. He said that from next year "top priority in the training of doctors will be given to block Ugandan who have he desire to run away from their national duty".
General Amin was speaking at the opening of the annual conference of the Association of Surgeons of Last Africa. The Conference is being held at Kampala's Mulago Hospital, Uganda's largest medical facility.
SYNOPSIS: At Kampala's Mulago Hospital on Wednesday, Uganda's President Idi Amin opened the annual conference of the Association of Surgeons of East Africa. The organisation was founded in 1950, and this conference is being attended by delegates from Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the West African Association of Surgeons, the Untied Kingdom and the United States. The objectives of the organisation include the advancement of the science of surgery and the promotion of friendship and an exchange of ideas among the surgeons of East Africa.
President Amin said the Ugandan Asians, who trained as doctor, often emigrated when they had qualified. Now, he said, top priority in the training of doctors will be given to black Ugandans. General Amin also announced the Ugandan surgeons would do post-graduate training locally, instead of overseas.