The Health Ministry informed almost 60 public hospital directors and deputy directors on Monday that they will not be continuing in their positions following an evaluation process.
A total of 59 people were informed that they would be replaced, while another nine were told that the resignations they submitted in the summer would be accepted.
A total of 71 hospital executives have been assessed so far, which means that only 12 will continue in their positions.
By the end of the review process, which entails a report compiled by health inspectors and an interview carried out by a five-member committee, some 160 hospital will have been assessed. Some of those who have been dismissed complained about the process, especially that the interviews only lasted a few minutes, but the government insists it has been “open and transparent” and in line with established practice.