FROM REV ENOCK AKONNOR, KUMASI
OVER A hundred customers of ASA Savings and Loans Limited at Abuakwa, a community located at Atiwma Nwabiaya District in the Ashanti Region have benefited from a one-day free medical screening organised by management of the institution.
The event was held in collaboration with Universal National Clinic, targeted at screening clients and potential clients of the institution who fall within the catchment area of their business unit at Abuakwa in diseases such as malaria, blood pressure, eye related problems, hepatitis B and other benefits such as identification of blood group, general physical examination and consultation.
The foregoing initiative, which was replicated in other local business units across the region including Aboabo Township as disclosed by Mr Fleix Ahiadorme, the Junior Regional Manager for Ashanti South, was to improve upon the health status of customers and educate them on the essence of regular medical checkups.
Mr Ahiadorme in an interview with the DAILY HERITAGE recommended that the Ministry of Health should create more avenues whereby health institutions will be financially empowered to stage free health screening event at their respective locations on frequent basis so as to update the citizenry of their health status.
ASA Savings and Loans since its operations in 2013 has six branches and 24 business units in the Ashanti Region alone.
According to Mr Ahiadorme, the health screening exercise is the company’s social responsibility which is organised annually with donation of educational items to deprived academic institutions, provision of infrastructural support to the poor and needy in societies and provision of scholarships among others.