Category A and B will henceforth retire at the age of 60, while C and D will retire at 55 years.
History will remember July 4, 2020, as the day healthcare professionals who were ready to retire in the month of July and even on 2020, benefited from a presidential gesture extending
healthcare providers ages to an additional 5 good years.
The first Decree is signed by President Paul Biya extending civil servant healthcare providers in Categories A and B from 55 years to 60 years, while Categories C and D’s retirement ages are raised from ages 50 to 55. Meantime Prime Minister Joseph Dione Ngute also issued a decree extending state medical personnel and paramedics of category 8-12 to 60 years, and categories 1-7 to 55 years respectively.
Healthcare providers have been at the forefront of the fight against the corona virus tirelessly, risking their lives and families. The presidential gesture comes in at a time least expected by everyone especially the healthcare providers. This concrete measure comes to reiterate President Paul Biya’s listening ears, to the pleas of his people. The retirement age extension have been one of the pleas healthcare providers have been clamoring for.Therefore, this Presidential decree will not only put smiles on the faces of the healthcare providers, but wipe their tears, especially at a time when the work load for the medical corp is overwhelming with the COVID-19 Pandemic ravaging the world.