Uganda, Nov. 24 -- The Health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, has asked health workers in Mubende Ebola treatment Unit, who have threatened to lay down their tools starting today over unpaid allowances, to be patient.

While addressing journalists during the second National Health Promotion and Education Conference in Munyonyo yesterday, Ms Aceng said the medics' allowances were not paid on time because the ministry was still processing their contracts.

"We have a team of health workers who were deployed as an emergency staff in Mubende Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) before their contracts were written and before they had learnt about their terms and conditions.

Because we had to open another ETU since the number of Ebola cases at that time w...