About 250 people, mainly women and children at the Techiman Sabo-Zongo in the Brong Ahafo Region have benefited from a free medical screening which was organized by ASA Savings and Loans Limited.
The beneficiaries were screened for conditions such as malaria, hepatitis B, breast cancer, diabetes, blood pressure (BP), cholesterol and eye screening. Provisions were also made for medications for those who required.
The exercise was administered by health personnel of the Techiman Polyclinic. The medical screening formed part of the institution’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. This year, ASA Saving and Loans has allocated about US$75,000 of its profit for CSR initiatives across the country.
The Techiman Area Manager of ASA Saving and Loans, Md. Anwar Hossain Sarker, said a healthy labour force, especially among its customer base is very critical to the development and growth of the company, hence the exercise. “The health of our customers has a bearing on their ability to repay loans to keep the company in business.”
Commenting on the recent happenings in the banking sector, Mr. Sarker, said the company has institutionalised robust operational mechanisms to withstand the test of time and urged the general public to continue to repose trust in the financial institution as a trusted partner to economic growth.
“ASA Saving and Loans is not oblivious of the fact that financial institutions are susceptible to liquidity challenges. We have therefore adopted efficient operational system in order not to fall prey to the waving troubles in the banking sector,” he added.