ASA Savings and Loans steps up health outreach in Ashanti region

Some of the beneficiaries of the health screening at Jachie, in a group picture

The Jachie Business Center of ASA Saving and Loans, under the Santasi Area of the Ashanti South Division, has organised free health screening for customers and residents of the area.

The health outreach, which has become a regular feature of the Corporate Social Responsibility activities of ASA Savings and Loans, according some of the over 200 beneficiaries has become one of the main sources of seeking medical attention.

The free health screening was complemented with free supply of medication to the patrons.The periodic exercise undertaken by ASA Savings and Loans across all its operational areas in the country is contributing significantly to the attainment of universal healthcare for all in the country.

The Santasi Area Manager of ASA Savings and Loans, Francis Gyabeng, explained that ASA beyond its usual operations is also committed to ensuring the health state of its customers and the community in which they operate.

As result, he said the company makes it part of its operational objectives yearly to organise free health screening exercises in addition to several other corporate social responsibility activities in each financial year.

Aside from the screening, he underlined that ASA also finances the cost of the prescribed medicines for those who take part in the exercise.

The Jachie Business Centre Manager, assured the customers that for as long as ASA operates in the country, they will continue to impact their customers and the Ghanaian public as a whole.

He encouraged the beneficiaries, especially the traders, to take their health seriously, and always follow the advice of their doctors.

The Medical Director of the Soteria Anglican Medical Centre, Rev. Dr. Antwi Boasiako, noted that the most common conditions they treated were waist pains, malaria, hypertension and diabetes.

He advised that people keep their environment clean, as a dirty environment breeds mosquitoes that cause malaria, which he said was prevalent in the Obuasi environs.

The customers who took part in the health screening exercise expressed gratitude to the management of ASA Savings and Loans for their gesture of ‘giving back to their customers’ periodically.

They appealed to ASA Savings and Loans to continue to carry out the health screening exercise to benefit all, particularly the needy and vulnerable ones in every society.

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