An unfortunate incident happened at our place of work.
Yesterday 9th October 2019 we had an unfortunate case where an employee fell sick and unfortunately was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital.
In this case the HR manager and immediate supervisor to the employee (Production Manager) are to blame.
On the side of the production manager it was very sad for him to deny him the chance to go to the hospital. The employee had come to the manager seeking for permission the day before so as to go to the hospital but the production manager denied him permission and the employee reported to work sick. This is negligence on his side. How can a manager deny an employee permission so as to go seek for medical services. What sort of leadership does it portray? The employee struggled to come to work sick and never made it to the end of the day.
As for the HR manager at a point in time permanent employees were to be given medical cover. It is unfortunate in this case the employee had worked over 8 years in the company and to date does not have medical cover. Only a select few of the permanent employees have medical and the unfortunate part is that that the medical cover when one goes to the hospital one has to pay with their own money for the services then make a claim which normally takes so long to be refunded. With the pay some of us get even if we were included in the medical cover it’s impossible for one to pay medical services our salary doesn’t allow us to do much.
We were promised changes but to date nothing has happened, we cannot afford to have incompetent people as managers in the company to the point where an employee dies in the company grounds this cannot just happen.