200 000 Frs CFA for a bac + 14, it is an insult!
Colette G. Specialist physician, trained at the CUSS, practiced 20 years in Cameroon, before exiling in France. The general context is that of globalization. Scientific exchanges between the North and the South are made easier.
We compare the conditions of practice the profession, here and there, every day.
In France, we have the law, which establishes the family doctor, and which obliges the patient to go through the general practitioner.
In Cameroon, general practitioners are in competition with specialists, in an unspeakable disorder. In Cameroon, training in the medical fields is a fool.
On the ground, there is work. With epidemics that decimate populations. But there is a disastrous use of scarce human resources. The generalists occupy high administrative offices, and look at you from above, exploiting you in the seminaries without head or tail.
Since the devaluation of the CFAF and the widespread decline in public sector wages, it is known that the level of remuneration of doctors is low. A bac plus 14, it is an insult, to win 200,000FCFA. The quota system was supposed to compensate for these miserable wages. But it is too disparate from one hospital formation to another. The Douala General Hospital has an acceptable system. But elsewhere, it is an unsustainable galley. Skills could be encouraged to stay, fostering the development of private structures, but again, things are getting stuck.
Simple hygiene and care for the working environment are not a concern for anyone. When you add to this the total lack of social dialogue, you understand why we have chosen to go elsewhere than at home, alas, this profession that we love above all, and for which we made great efforts and sacrifices
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