ASA Savings and Loan organises health screening for two communities in Kumasi

Some of the patrons in a group picture with the medical team and ASA officials

The Kronum and Kwadaso Business Centres of the ASA Savings and Loans Limited have organised a free health screening exercise for clients and residents of the two communities in Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region.

In all, close to 400 residents who benefitted from the exercise were screened for various medical conditions Hepatitis B, Syphilis, Hepatitis C, Malaria, Diabetes and Hypertension among others.

The patrons, mostly women and children including the aged, were also supplied with free medication based on their conditions.

The Ashanti North Divisional Manager of ASA Savings and Loans, Felix Ahiadorme, mentioned that ASA is keen on contributing to the mental and physical well-being of clients and host communities.

It is because of this that he said the regular health screening exercises which come with free medication are organised across the country, wherever ASA Savings and Loans operates, as part of steps in realising their commitments to clients and host communities.

The Kwadaso Area Manager of ASA Savings and Loans, Enoch Fiador, said the exercise forms part of the corporate social responsibility activities of ASA. This, he noted is in addition to several interventions undertaken by ASA Savings and Loans as their way to give back to the people and host communities.

Also, an Area Manager, Mohammed Mumuni, was particularly hopeful that numerous clients will continue to take the opportunities offered to become more concerned about their health.

The Branch Managers for the two Business Centres, Stephen Asante and Rosina Owusu expressed delight at the participation of clients and community members.

They opined that such initiatives will also help the communities to realise that ASA Savings and Loans is people-centred, and makes effort to give back to society.

The Medical Director of Soteria Anglican Medical Centre at Kronum, Dr. Antwi Boasiako, who led the medical team, said the patients were screened freely in addition to the supply of free medication.

Since about 80 percent of the treated persons were traders, he noted that their conditions were mostly a result of lack of rest and poor habits of taking their prescribed medication.

Because of this, he urged traders and the public, in general, to endeavour to have enough rest, as part of activities to maintain a healthy lifestyle, adding that a healthy body is key to realising one’s economic goals.

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