ASA Savings and Loans has organised a free health screening for its customers within the Goaso enclave in the Ahafo.
About 150 people who were mostly market women benefited from the screening which covered diseases like malaria, blood pressure, blood sugar, typhoid and eye test. The participants also received free medications and treated mosquito nets.
The exercise which was held at the premises of the Goaso Business Centre formed part of the corporate social responsibility of the financial institution. This was the first time the Goaso Centre of ASA Savings and Loans hosted such exercise since it was opened in 2020.
The health screening was jointly administered by personnel from Kwatire Government Hospital near Odumase in the Sunyani West Municipality and Rafchik Hospital at Abesim, all in the Bono Region.
Goaso Area Manager-ASA Savings and Loans, Emmanuel Opare Yeboah, said the exercise was necessary to help develop a healthy customer base to promote sustainable business relationship.
He indicated that the company was also looking at drilling at least two boreholes for deprived communities within the Goaso jurisdiction in the nearest future.
Touching on the core operation of the financial institution, he noted that plans were advanced for the introduction of more innovative products like education and SMEs loans for the people Goaso and its environs to cushion economic growth and development there.
A participant of the free health screening, Linda Owusu, 35, who sells second-hand clothings at Goaso praised ASA Savings and Loans for prioritising the health condition of its customers who are mostly naive.
“Most of us do not voluntarily attend medical check-ups of this nature to understand our health status; we only visit health facilities when diseases strike us down or in case of emergencies,” she said.