Judicial control over the competitions launched in March for boards and executive directors of state hospitals would guarantee their legality, lawyer Maria Sharkova, specialist in medical law has told the BNR.
The practice of the Supreme Administrative Court shows that such competitions are not subject to judicial review. According to the lawyer, the composition of the commissions that assess the candidates was not clear, just like the selection criteria. In addition, the requirements for the professional experience of those wishing to take up positions were too general. "There is no vice in turning medical institutions into profitable enterprises; we do not know if this is the goal of the competitions when there is lack of transparency," Maria Sharkova said. According to her, it was normal for one to have doubts, as everything was veiled in mystery and ambiguity.