Job cuts: Mwaiwathu hospital earmarks 52 for retrenchment

Mwaiwathu hospital in Blantyre has earmarked 52 members of staff for retrenchment in what the hospital says is as a result of effects of Covid-19.

Malawi’s Mwaiwathu Hospital is its leading specialist hospital, located in Blantyre the southern region of Malawi in Southern Africa.

In a notice of retrenchment signed by the hospital director of Medical director Jack Wirima and Human Resoures manager Jois Chitika, the hospital conducted a functional review from July to October, 2020 whose recommendations was the retrenchment exercise.

The hospital has 275 permanent staff and 17 temporary staff on its payroll.

Wirima and Chitika says following the retrenchment and recommendations from the functional review, some services will be outsourced.

“New organizational structure will be implemented. 52 members of staff will be retrenched,” says the notice.

The notice says three-month notice period will be given to all affected staff and new salary and benefits structure will be implemented.

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Hora
Hora
9 days ago

Lopsided reasoning,covid 19 has increased the number of the sick and requires close attention meaning more man power, yet you are reducing staff,doesn’t add up.
Give us a better reason, the western countries affected by the pandemic are recruiting from Africa nurses and doctors to beef up you’re doing the opposite, my foot.

Kambewa ngozo
8 days ago
Reply to  Hora

Yeee
Dr Wilma is now too old to think properly. He is 77years old. It is time you retire and allow young people to take over.
The Human Resource Manager is a Yes yes Bwana

Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
9 days ago

no problem.There are a million jobs up for grabs in the country courtesy of the new rulling elite

Concerned parentarrest
Concerned parentarrest
9 days ago

This has got nothing to do with covid but useless management. The falll has been for years….Too much corruption!!! Abuse of the staff which brings them income.

estertherea
estertherea
10 days ago

Do you call it Tsokalathu or mwaiwathu these days? I knew about it because it displays many adverts in the paper and told my wife that the hospital is gone.The reason for the retrenchment is not true and this is dangerous to lie to the public. This Kasungu guy is clever and some innocent people will be arrested something created by him.

Kambewa ngozo
8 days ago
Reply to  estertherea

Yee
This Kasungu is also a Womaniser.
He goes about female staff

Muhariteniwo
Muhariteniwo
10 days ago

Mwaiwathu has given out very poor reason for retrenchments as the hospital. They are doing opposite from the Government thus EMPLOYMENT and RETRENCHMENT and yet his daughter is in the government as a cabinet minister. Ken has worked to many companies and ending up sucked and the same will shortly happen at Mwaiwathu hospital. He runs his filling station at Bunda round about in Lilongwe abd why cant he simply stay at his rented station than sucking 52 innocent Malawians. Mwaiwathu it was those days and they are luck for the construction I saw in Blantyre opposite Makhani company where… Read more »

Yakobe
Yakobe
10 days ago

Mwinatu umoyo wathu wasintha tasiya kudwaladwala ndi boma la MCP.

Coolaz
Coolaz
10 days ago

The is a lot happening at Mwaiwathu, the Finance Director is one Ken Mthunzi. He worked for Press Corp. MTL and PTC had massive retrenchments under his leadership and has always been proud of that He also had brief stinct with the Katsonga’s managing AXA, thats the time their buses used to have frequent breakdowns. His turn around strategy for companies focuses on employee numbers rather than revenue. His stakeholder management is so poor. I feel sorry for the once top notch private hospital.

Chisale
Chisale
10 days ago

The irony, hospital sacking people because of COVID.

Nkozi
Nkozi
10 days ago
Reply to  Chisale

I thought hospital made a killing with the covid bullshit.

Please Finish Fixing Njakwa Livingstonia Road
Please Finish Fixing Njakwa Livingstonia Road
10 days ago

Now Tonse has to create 1000052 plus new jobs

CROCODILE
CROCODILE
10 days ago

so 52 will be added to 1000000. no progress indeed

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