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Cameroon – Doctors strike: The SYMEC publishes the results of the first day of strike.

Notwithstanding the fact that the strike action has not been fully followed, the Syndicat des Médecins du Cameroun (SYMEC) estimates that the rate of disengagement has reached a satisfactory percentage.

All the doctors of Cameroon were called upon to observe a strike on Monday, April 17 to Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in all the hospitals of the country to claim the improvement of their salary treatment and the conditions of work.

Meeting in the evening of Monday to take stock of the first day of the general strike, SYMEC members drew the conclusion that the strike has not been fully followed. However, SYMEC officials estimate that the rate of disengagement has reached a satisfactory percentage.

Below, the assessment of the situation in the hospitals at the end of Monday. Report sent to our editors by Ndoudoumou Patrick Christian, General Secretary of SYMEC.

Report of the first day of physician strikes in Cameroon

Far North:

Maroua Regional Hospital consultation and appointments canceled


Garoua Regional Hospital: consultations and appointments canceled


Ngaoundere Regional Hospital: Ineffective strike


Bertoua regional hospital: 70% of doctors respected the strike


Yaounde Central Hospital: Strike in Maternity, Infectiology, Surgery, Diabetology, Neurology and Day Hospital Services

Yaounde General Hospital: strike by all doctors only two external consultants

Yaounde CHU: strike observed by all general practitioners

HGOPY: Strike observed by 50% of doctors

CURY: dedicated to emergencies therefore functional as a whole


Douala General Hospital: 60% of doctors on strike

Laquintinie hospital: several services including cardiology and paediatrics on strike

HGOPED strike observed by doctors and crisis meeting organized by the director

Bonassama District Hospital strike observed by doctors

Nkongsamba District Hospital: Effective strike among all doctors


Ebolowa Regional Hospital strike observed by all doctors

North West

Bamenda regional hospital strike observed by all doctors


Bafoussam Regional Hospital Strike respected by 20% of doctors

Bagangté District Hospital strike respected by all doctors except the director

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