The irresponsibility of Panamanian politicians is unparalleled. With the number of administrative employees appointed in the Social Security Fund (CSS), the institution commits suicide, since it is seen that the health entity is not such a thing, but a political booty that provokes the scramble in the governments of the moment to appoint staff that does nothing. The fact that there is an administrative employee for each member of the health personnel is an inexcusable administrative mess, which should be subject to criminal sanctions since the money they manage does not belong to them, but to contributors, retirees, and pensioners. How is it possible that now, when CSS is going through one of its worst crises, Does anyone - including its verbose CEO and inoperative board of directors - consider cutting down that stubby payroll that consumes policyholders' money? The director of the CSS is far from being a good administrator, he is erratic and frankly, it is difficult to believe him because one day he says something and hours later he comes out to say that it was not what he said when we all heard him say what he said. And as if all this were not enough, now they want the untimely - and populist - unification of health services. Incompetence is what rules this country - LA PRENSA, Oct. 20
This is the new normal, Incompetent dictatorship, ruled by the Nazi PDR.
After thought... the current CEO used to know how to put out fires as I recall, now how come he cannot put out all the fires .... as in incompentency and over burdend with admin types...and in it takes a month or so for an appointment... and some of the 'hospitals' are physically in bad shape, and the nurses went witout pay for awhile, and the doctors are working overtime without extra pay ..for which they very well deserve... what do all those admins do all day long?? .. and the lack of adequate attire for the medical staff..(like gloves and gowns)... and the parade of the politicos thru the 'new' portable hospital at Albrook... etc., etc., etc., etc., adnauseum...
What CSS needs is a real manager who knows what he or she is doing and not for political reasons... and then that manager needs to drop kick about 80 plus percent of the 'admin' types out the door...no wonder the CSS is in dept up to its eyeballs... and do they see one patient per hour or so? What a fricken mess.
“incompetence” begins with a mas o menos education system. Laziness, corruption and expedient lying results from a cultural disregard for honor and fellow citizens. All factors not mutually-exclusive.