Half of hospital directors fail employment exams

One in two people who currently hold an administrative post in the public health services did not pass the tests for re-employment in the same or a similar position through the new appraisal system that came into effect in November 2023. 

The examinations, which are now a necessary condition for recruitment to the posts of directors and deputy directors of the Ministry of Health and Public Hospitals, were held through the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) at the end of March.

Rather than knowledge-based, the exams are assessment tests in accordance with international evaluation standards for positions of responsibility.

A total of 1,277 people applied for a total of 173 positions in the public health sector, of which 21 were for director and deputy director in the Health Regions and the rest for the Administration of Public Hospitals.

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