Kpone, Teshie-Nungua Business Centres of ASA organise free medical screening


ASA Savings and Loans Company Limited Kpone and Teshie Nungua Business Centres have organised their annual free medical screening exercise for customers and individuals in their operational areas.

Beneficiaries were screened and tested on malaria, blood pressure, hepatitis B, glaucoma, cataract as well as refractive errors.

Dr. Alhassan Haruna, Managing Director of Firdalh’s Diagnostic Medical Centre, explained that at the end of the screening, malaria, refractive errors and high blood pressure were the prevailing diseases.

He mentioned that some were given medication while others were referred to seek further checkup at a health facility close by.

He advised them to continue to check on their health regularly at any health facility and not to wait till they are sick.

Thomas Sarpong, Branch Manager of Kpone Business Centre, said the company embarked on health screening because they value the health of their clients, empasising that without good health, clients cannot go about their duties effectively and efficiently.

Similarly, he said that the exercise is to ensure that clients are healthy and strong. “We do this every year to give back to society.”

Also, at the Teshie Nungua Business Centre, the customers were screened and tested on hepatitis B, malaria, sugar, body max index (BMI) as well as blood pressure.

Dr. Kingsley Quist of Haven Health Service, who was in charge of the health screening, said the most prevailing disease was malaria and patients were given medication.

He therefore advised customers and the community members to sleep under insecticide treated net, keep their environment clean as well as exercise regularly.

Glanita Osei Agyeman, Branch Manager of Teshie Nungua Business Centre, said the screening was to check on the health status of the community members as part of their corporate social responsibility and also to mark the International Women’s Day.

“It is our hope that we will be able to screen more customers and community members who are less-privileged and cannot access medical care,” she said.

Insecticide treated nets were distributed to all.

Leave a Reply