Nedbank is said to be involved in a shoddy COVID-19 cases handling scandal that has seen the bank withholding test results from some of its employees, ZimMorning Post reports.
A source at the bank that confided to the publication said several employees tested positive for the virus at the bank and some were tested and had their test results withheld. Said the source:
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What pains me is that tests are being done but for others, results are being withheld. This means if you don’t get the results, you continue coming to work, in the process exposing yourself and endangering other employees.
The source had more to say about the bank and how it was handling the issue and said they did not provide medication for those that tested positive for the novel coronavirus:
For those who test positive for COVID-19, they are being made to buy their own medication even after contracting the virus while going about their contractual obligations at the company.
Another source at the bank also disclosed details that suggest the bank is not following WHO guidelines and said:
Nedbank is not keen to even do contact tracing. What is prudent is for the organisation to send health teams to do tests at the homes of all individuals affected, including their other social contacts
As an internal containment measure the bank reportedly ordered employees not to share their results with other employees according to the same source:
Of those positive, the employer is ordering them not to share their results with fellow workmates. But by not sharing, what will that really achieve? Nothing. Instead, it only leads to a spike in COVID-19 cases at the workplace.
On another note, Nedbank last year was involved in a headlining scandal that involved Bank employees allegedly exchanging depositors’ USD for the infamous Bond notes when the rate was still 1:1
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