The Cameroon Doctors Union (SYMEC) has just suspended its strike on June 12, 13 and 14, 2017. The decision was notified to the medical profession on June 9 by a note from the national office of the union. According to the memo, this suspension is intended to “ensure a better coordination of the actions of the union and more impacts” of future actions.
SYMEC had invited on Thursday the medical corps to observe a work stoppage from 12 to 14 June due to the non-satisfaction of their claims.
In particular, doctors demand the introduction of basic health insurance with universal coverage in a short period of time, the salary increase of physicians in the public sub-sector and the direct payment of state subsidies to physicians in the private subsector in the form of monthly premiums.
They also call for the suspension of the assignment of doctors without pay, and an increase in the retirement age of doctors from 55 to 65 years.