The Kotwi Business Center, under the Santasi Area office of the ASA Savings and Loans, in the Ashanti Region, has organized a free health screening, to the benefit of over 200 residents of the Kotwi and adjourning communities.
The beneficiaries of the exercise made up of customers and potential customers of ASA Savings and Loans were screened for various medical conditions including malaria, hypertension, sexually transmitted diseases (STIs), and hepatitis B among others.
The Bekwai Area Manager, Samuel Odamey Sekyi, observed that the health screening exercise which has become a regular feature for the company forms part of their effort to give back to society and its customers.
He said in addition to providing the platform to host community members to check their health status, the company also complement it with free medical supplies to beneficiaries.
Mr. Odamey Sekyi was optimistic that the growing number of customers of ASA across the country will continue to take advantage of such opportunities to build and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The Medical Director of the Soteria Anglican Medical Center, Rev. Dr Antwi Boasiako, in an interview, said that the most common conditions, among those screened, were waist pains, malaria, hypertension and diabetes.
He indicated that regular health checks are not common among most Ghanaians, and cited instances where some patients default medical check-ups as well as taking the drugs prescribed to them.
While entreating them to be mindful of their health status, he also advised that they take their medication seriously and also keep their environment clean as a dirty environment breeds mosquitoes that cause malaria.
The Business Center Manager, of Kotwi Business Center, Cudjoe Asiedu Mensah said ASA beyond its usual operations prioritises the health of its customers and the community in which they operate.
Meanwhile, he reiterated that aside from the screening, they will also fund the cost of the prescribed medicines for those who took part in the exercise.
The rationale, he said is to contribute to ensuring that customers are in good shape so that they continue to go about their business while also helping to grow the work of ASA.
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.