Hospital San Juan de Dios denies statements of Javier Macaya (UDI) about Izkia Siches scholarship:

The San Juan de Dios Hospital denied statements by Senator-elect Javier Macaya (UDI), who said that the former president of the Medical College (Colmed) and current campaign manager of presidential candidate Gabriel Boric (Apruebo Dignidad), Izkia Siches, owes a scholarship and that she has not paid it back with work in the public health sector.
“A criticism is raised (against Daza), the deputy Leonardo Soto (PS) goes to the Comptroller’s Office, and it strikes me that Izkia Siches (…) he has a scholarship pending at the San José Hospital,” Macaya said on CNN Chile’s “Zero Tolerance” program.
“When you receive a scholarship from the State of Chile to study your specialty, you have to return it with work in the public sector. She, in recent years has worked in the Colmed and the need to return her is in the attention of the public in health, “added the president of the UDI.
The benefit to which Macaya refers is the Compulsory Assistance Period Scholarship (PAO). According to the Ministry of Health, “it implies the commitment or obligation on the part of the scholarship holder to carry out a care phase after the training period (…) as an official in an establishment of the Health Service”.
Siches herself commented on her Twitter account that “I have never breached my mandatory assistance period. I work 22 hours in Infectology at the San Juan de Dios Hospital (not at the San José Hospital as Macaya pointed out) and now I am on vacation after my postnatal period.”

Once again fear and lies now by Mr. Macaya. I have never missed my mandatory care period. I work 22 hours in Infectology at the San Juan de Dios Hospital and now I find myself on vacation after my postnatal. May hope win over fear 💪🏾.
— Izkia Siches Pastén 🌱🌵🌲🌴🌳 (@izkia) November 29, 2021

The hospital confirmed in a statement that the former president of Colmed is hired for 22 hours a week.
“The professional completed her training as a specialist in Internal Medicine through the Training of Specialists in Primary Health Care (FOREAPS) program, concluding it in 2017,” added the San Juan de Dios Hospital.
“On January 1, 2018, it began its mandatory assistance period (PAO), corresponding to 3 years of return in a 44-hour day. weekly, as established by the agreement signed for it, “they added.
In addition, they pointed out that in August 2018, Siches made a request to reduce the working day to 22 hours, with extension of the mandatory assistance period for the remaining proportional time. The request was accepted by the Director of the Western Metropolitan Health Service.
“The specialist has complied with the working day established in her agreement in the premises of the San Juan de Dios Hospital,” they added.

Original source in Spanish

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