Over 300 Customers at the Adenta Business Centre of ASA Savings and Loans have benefitted from a health screening exercise.
They were screened for Hepatitis B, malaria, blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and other vitals, such as temperature, respiratory rate while there was doctor consultancy.
According to Mr. Godson Adzafi, Area Manager of ASA, the health screening is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.
“As a financial institution, we freely treat and give medication to our clients during this exercise,” he said.
According to him, ASA supports small and medium-sized enterprises to grow and expand their businesses with loans.
Doctors and nurses from Haven Health Services assisted in the health screening.
Dr. Quist Kingsley, in charge of the screening, pointed out that some tested positive to malaria and were given treatment.
Also, he said those with critical conditions were encouraged to seek medical assistance at a health facility close by.
“A lot of them had their body mass index above normal (overweight and obese). They were counselled on diet and healthy living habits,” he said.
Commenting, he said: “The programme, in general, has been successful; and I will suggest it should be organised regularly since a lot of the clients showed up for the screening and were happy about such a great initiative taken up by ASA”.
He urged the clients of ASA to visit the hospital for regular check-ups, not only when they are seriously sick.