Medical doctors in Cameroon have said they will embark on a nationwide strike from April 17.
The doctors under the syndicate of Medical Doctors in Cameroon are decrying among other things poor salaries, integration of doctors into active service and increase in retirement age of doctors from 55 to 65 years.
According to the Syndicate, the government has been side-lining most of their demands for a long time. The strike action will see the doctors down their medical tools from 17 to 19 April, and from 15 to 17 May, followed by another strike action from 12 to 14 June. If concrete answers are not given to their problems, the doctors say they will embark on an indefinite strike action as from July 17, 2017.
They however state that they will still provide minimum service like surgical, obstetric and paediatric emergencies, in-patient follow-up, on-call and on-call services to the public.