About 112 casual workers at the Tamale Central Hospital have been disengaged by management of the health facility with immediate effect due to the current Covid-19 situation in the country.
Authorities of the hospital ended contracts with works at the kitchen, laundry, records department, security, cleaners etc until further notice on Friday, 9th April 2020.
A memo intercepted by TamaleOnline News signed by Medical Supretendant, Dr. Mahamudu Nbiniwaya said the decision was necessary because the Coronavirus outbreak has affected its revenue generation.
“Patients attendance has been dwindling and the hospital will not be able to generate any revenue for the period that pandemic is going to be with us. This implies that the hospital will be unable to pay hired labour wages for the entire duration of the pandemic,” a memo announcing the workers dismissal explained.
It added “It is against this background that, all casual workers are disengaged until further notice.”
According to the Ministry of Health, the number of Covid-19 infection cases in Ghana has hit 408 while 6 people have died and 4 have recovered.
However, 10 out of the current total number of infection cases were recorded in Northern region by Guinean nationals who are currently in mandatory quarantine.