The minister of public health Andre Mama Fouda has warned medical doctors planning to begin a strike action today April 17, 2017 to retreat immediately or shall face severe sanctions. He says that the Medics have not obtained any authorization to carry out such an action.
According to Medical Doctors, the burning issues they had tabled to the government long time ago through the ministry of public health have fallen on deaf ears.
The first phase of the strike action organized by the national syndicate for medical doctors which was previewed to take place from today 17/04/2017 to Wednesday 19/04/2017 has as objectives to force government to review their salary situations & subventions amounts paid to Medical Doctors in the public sector, speed up the process of files treatment for the integration of medical doctors into the public service and increase their retirement age from 53 to 65 years.
According to a young medical Doctor, Andre Mama Fouda is just wasting his time. He says the strike must hold.
“We have been on this issue for a long time now. The government has not addressed any of our demands. They have forced us to this decision and we must carry on with it” the disappointed Medic says.