ASA Savings and Loans scale up its health initiative


The ASA Savings and Loans continue to impact the health of its growing clientele and host communities, as it holds free health screening for its Aboabo and Agona Kona branches, all in the Ashanti region.

The exercise, which forms part of the Corporate Social responsibility programmes of ASA, according to some of the beneficiaries, has enhanced their awareness of their health condition.

They, therefore, will like the company to sustain the health initiative, which benefited close to 380 patrons, comprising women and children and the aged in the two communities where the exercise was organised.

The head of the medical team which led the health screening exercise, Dr. Antwi Bosiako, of the Christ Setoria Clinic in Kronum, stressed that the continuous medical outreach has helped a lot of people, especially the traders who do business with ASA to prioritise their health.

He said some common conditions found among the patrons were high blood pressure, waist problems, as well as high cases of malaria.

Meanwhile, the general screening was focused on various ailments including ear, nose and throat (ENT) examination, syphilis, and hepatitis B, among others.

The Manager in charge of the Aboabo Area of ASA Savings and Loans, Alexander Obeng, said prioritises the health of its customers and host communities thus the yearly initiative focused on their health.

Additionally, he said the medication offered to the beneficiaries is also catered for by ASA and used the occasion to encourage the traders to endeavour to know their health status despite their business schedules.

The Branch Manager of Ejisu, which is under ASA Savings and Loans Aboabo Area, Karl Lutterodt, added that other projects including the provision of mechanised boreholes for host communities, and the supply of medical equipment to health facilities are frequently also done.

On his part, the Manager of ASA Savings and Loans, Mampong Area, entreated the beneficiaries to do more business with ASA Savings and Loans to strengthen the finances of the business to carry out more CSR activities.

The Branch Manager, of ASA Agona Kona under the Mampong Area, Samuel Otoo, was hopeful that despite the turbulent economic period customers would be encouraged to pay back their loans on time to enable others to also benefit.

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