Cameroon – Doctors Strike: Unable to solve the problem, Minister transfers the strike leaders to remote areas!

Written by Deckson N.

A disciplinary decision by Minister André Mama Fouda that falls at the moment when the Trade Union of Physicians of Cameroon (Symec) announces the launching of the second part of their strike from Monday May 15, 2017.

The MINSANTE says yes to dialogue to improve the living conditions of its staff.” Here is the message, among many others, brandished by the Ministry of Public Health, on the 20th May Boulevard in Yaoundé, during the Labor Day parade on 01 May 2017. But the behavior of André Mama Fouda is the opposite of the dialogue advocated.

The Minister of Public Health, who refuses to pursue seriously the dialogue with Symec’s striking doctors, published yesterday, May 11, 2017, a decree that transfers in remote areas of the country, the leaders of the doctors strike. Some examples are listed below:

Dr Ndoudoumou Patrcik Christian, Secretary General of Symec, leaves the Central Region. He is assigned to the Medical Center of Mayo Baleo in the Adamaoua Region.

Dr. Kamta Ngui Claude Bernard is removed from the General Hospital of Douala in the Littoral Region for the Ngaoul District Medical Center in the Adamaoua Region.

Dr Pierre Yves Bassong, President of the Cameroon Medical Doctors’ Union, departs from Bamenda for the Somalomo District Health Center, Eastern Region.

Dr. Laah Ndjoyo Sylvain, transfered from Bamenda to the Mozogo District Medical Center in the Far North Region.

This reaction from the Minister of Health is proof that, contrary to what he says, our movement, which is very closely followed, is frightening to the government. We have a single objective, that of improving the working and living conditions of doctors in Cameroon. Instead of finding appropriate solutions to our demands, the Minister tends rather into bullying. Such behavior convinces us that we are on the right track and we will continue to achieve our goal, “said one of the leaders of the doctors’ strike to

See below, all the decisions of the Minister of Health concerning the assignment of officials in the decentralized services of the Ministry of Public Health:

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