Management of Asa Savings & Loans at the Bibiani Business Centre and Sunyani New Town Branches have organised a health screening exercise for some 300 persons within the two branches’ operational enclave.
In all, the company invested GH¢12,500 at the two branches to check and screen participants with ailments including malaria, typhoid, hypertension, hepatitis B, HIV, Blood Pressure; and also distributed free mosquito-nets.
The Goaso Area Manager of Asa Savings and Loans, Emmanuel Opare-Yeboah, said the gesture was part of an annual exercise and nationwide corporate social responsibility by the company to ensure its clients enjoy the best of health.
Bibiani, which falls within the Goaso operational area, had its screening done by Divine Love Hospital. “Apart from doing business, we also deem it fit to make the health status of our clients a priority. Through this, we encourage them to take time off their busy schedule and check their health regularly,” he said.
At the Sunyani New Town Branch, 155 persons were screened as part of the 300 people and given various supports including medication.
The Sunyani Area Manager of Asa Savings and Loans, Mr. Isaac Agyapong, said the motivation for this annual exercise is to make customers and families in operational areas become part of the company’s shared success. “This is to show how we care, and how we want our clients to be fit and healthy through this annual exercise,” he noted.
A Physician-assistant, Maxwell Dery, during the exercise at Sunyani said participants were asked to take their diets seriously as cases of ulcer have been detected in huge numbers. “We noted that a chunk of participants were suffering from ulcers, and these ailments have further been aggravated with the type of painkillers they usually take. We advised them on the particular foods to eat and how to manage their diets,” he said.
Similarly, the company screened about 160 beneficiaries at Kronum Business Centre in Kumasi – with an amount of GH¢7,000 expended on the exercise.