Ecuador’s Minister of Health informs that 2.279 workers will be dismissed of the administrative health area

«These are difficult decisions, but there is no other alternative,» said the Minister of Health.

The Minister of Health, Juan Carlos Zevallos, confirmed that the contracts of 2,279 workers in the administrative area of ​​the Ministry of Health will not be renewed. He mentioned that this cut represents about 2.8% of the total payroll of the Secretary of State.

The Ministry of Health has about 82 thousand servers. The contracts that expire in these months are occasional contracts and that is why they were notified, the minister said.

“They are difficult decisions, but there is no alternative. The Law obliges us and due to the serious crisis that the country is experiencing, we must obtain resources to pay doctors, nurses and all health personnel, «he added.

The minister mentioned that, between April and May, they recruited 1,986 new professionals, they plan to hire 2,850 in total.

«The resources that are released will be to strengthen the first line of care,» said Zevallos.

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