Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Photo: Google


Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) on Wednesday, May 18, said that his administration will offer immediate, top-paying jobs to all medical specialists willing to work in rural state-run hospitals.

Speaking during his daily morning press conference, López Obrador promised that these vacancies will have the best salaries and immediate hirings, after numerous groups of Mexican doctors and medical associations complained about his hiring of 500 Cuban doctors, calling their presence redundant.

Notwithstanding, AMLO said that he would not take “one step back” regarding the controversial contract of the Cuban doctors.

“It’s good that this controversy is taking place, because next Tuesday, May 24, we are going to announce all the positions that are available in all the places where doctors are needed,” he said.

“This is an open call for physicians. We are going to announce the vacancies with the commitment to hire immediately, to all doctors. With the best salaries. But we are going ahead with the Cuba thing because we need the doctors.”

AMLO went on to say that there are positions within the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and in the Institute of Security and Social Services for State Workers (ISSSTE) that have not been filled for years.

After announcing the existence of these vacancies, López Obrador thanked the Cuban doctors for their “solidarity.”

He said that he would hire personnel from Mexico, France, the United States or “wherever” in order to guarantee the constitutional right to health to the Mexican people.



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