Activities were paralyzed at the Yaounde center hospital and other hospitals in Cameroon as members of the union of medical personnel began a second phase of their strike action yesterday 16/05/2017
According to reports, medics were wearing the black armband to express their grievances over poor working conditions, lack of insurance cover and review of their retirement ages. At the Deido district hospital only a single medical personnel was seen with the black armband. Doctors at Bonasama district hospital did not observe the strike action.
Few days ago the minister of public health Andre Mama Fouda insisted that the trade union of medical personnel in Cameroon is illegal and transferred the masterminds of the strike action to interior localities.
Sources say the union of Cameroon medics reacts to the transfer which came Friday of some of their members by the minister of Public Health.
“I heard on social media that I and some of my colleagues from the national executive bureau of our trade union were transferred from our actual place of work and we have taken note of this and waiting to receive the official letter. Those working in Bamenda regional hospital have been asked to leave their offices. ” says an angry Doctor.