Several Zongo residents in the Asokore Mampong Municipality, of the Ashanti Region, have had their share of the health screening initiative periodically undertaken by ASA Savings and Loans Limited countrywide.
At the health screening exercise organised by the Aboabo Business Center, under the Aboabo Area Branch of ASA Savings and Loans Limited, patronage of the exercise was commended while the consistency of the initiative was also acknowledged especially as it is helping to deepen health awareness among traders.
The Area Manager, Obeng Alexander, who was speaking in an interview at the backdrop of the programme, said the programme forms a core part of corporate social responsibility activities of Asa Savings and Loans Ltd, in addition to the borehole projects.
The health screening exercise, he noted, is organised to the benefit of both existing and potential customers of ASA Savings and Loans in the communities.
He said close to a target of 200 residents, within the Zongo communities, were expected to benefit from the health screening programme which ASA Savings and Loans, organised through its Aboabo Business Center.
The Area Manager, also reiterated that ASA is committed to helping to improve the well-being of its growing clientele, not only financially but also in their health. This, he said, is because it is only when one is physically and mentally well that businesses can be conducted to yield the expected returns.
To this end, he observed that beneficiaries who undergo the health screening are also supplied with free medication.
The Medical Director of the Soteria Anglican Medical Center, Rev. Dr Antwi Boasiako, said the beneficiaries were screened for waist problems, malaria, hypertension, and diabetes among others.
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 ASA Aboabo, Mr. Seth Aboagye, entreated the residents to continue to take advantage of such programmes since through that one gets to know their health status.
He also encouraged the residents to continue to do business with ASA Savings and Loans, with any of its branches in the countries.
Some of the beneficiries at the health screening exercise at Aboabo, in the Asokore Mampong Municipality