ASA Savings and Loans holds free health screening 


The Santasi Newtown Business Centre of ASA Savings and Loans Limited has organised a free health screening exercise for customers and residents of Santasi, in support of the company’s nationwide health drive offered to the Ghanaian public.

This regular free health screening exercise, which was complemented by the supply of free medicine, benefitted some 200 residents comprising women, children, and the aged in the community.

The periodic exercise undertaken by ASA Savings and Loans across all its operational areas in the country is hoped to contribute significantly to the attainment of universal healthcare for all in the country.

The Santasi Area Manager of ASA Savings and Loans, Francis Gyabeng, explained that ASA beyond its usual operations is also committed to ensuring the health state of its customers and the community in which they operate.

As result, he said the company makes it part of its operational objectives yearly to organise free health screening exercises in addition to several other corporate social responsibility activities in each financial year.

Aside from the screening, he underlined that ASA also finances the cost of the prescribed medicines for those who take part in the exercise.

The Santasi Newtown Business Centre Manager of ASA Savings and Loans, Julius Torgbo Laryea, assured the customers that for as long as ASA operates in the country, they will continue to impact their customers and the Ghanaian public as a whole.

He, however, entreated customers, especially the traders, to take their health seriously, and always follow the advice of their doctors.

The Medical Director of the Soteria Anglican Medical Centre, Rev. Dr. Antwi Boasiako, noted that the most common conditions they treated were waist pains, malaria, hypertension and diabetes.

He advised that people keep their environment clean, as a dirty environment breeds mosquitoes that cause malaria, which he said was prevalent in the Obuasi environs.

The customers who took part in the health screening exercise expressed gratitude to the management of ASA Savings and Loans for their gesture of ‘giving back to their customers’ periodically.

One of the beneficiaries who also transact business with ASA Savings and Loans, Mary Asante, shared her experience that such important initiatives are not done by even the banks and other financial institutions.

She was, therefore, hopeful that ASA Savings and Loans will continue to carry out the health screening exercise to benefit all, particularly the needy and vulnerable ones in every society.

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