BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | firstname.lastname@example.org
CUSTOMERS OF the Mallam Business Centre of the ASA Savings and Loans Limited have lauded the operational policies of the financial institution following a free medical outreachorganised to provide them with free medical screening.
Since its operations in the country, and as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, the financial institution has initiated various schemes to reward its loyal customers in the form of scholarship, health screening and donation of mosquito nets among other initiatives.
However, the annual exercise saw over 150 customers of the ASA Savings and Loans received free medical screening at the Mallambranch, an exercise some of the customers described as timeous and needful.
“We are very excited about what ASA Savings have done for us. In fact, for so many years, I have not got the time to visit hospital but they have provided that platform for me to examine my health status. God bless them so much and weassurethem that we will continue to do business with them,” one of the customers stated.
“As for me, what I want to say to ASA is that they should continue to do what they do best and we promise them our loyalty. Not every company will think of its customers, so for them to give us this screening, we say thank you to them. I have been given medication free of charge,” another customer added.
Welfare of customers
Mrs Celestine Esinam Ayivor Afful, the Area Manager under the Accra West Region of which Mallam Business Centre is one of its branches,in an interview with the DAILY HERITAGE, said the international company provides financial service to assist people in the informal sector and the poor in society.
MrsAfful said the interest of ASA Savings and Loans is not only profit maximization, but also to seek the welfare of its customers and the public at large.
For her part, Mrs Beatrice Baiden, the Branch Manager,said the screening exercise formed part of the company’s CSR, which means giving back to society, adding that the company had been organising a number of social programmes, including health outreach.
Mrs Baiden added that her outfit believes without good health work could not go on for their clients so there was the need for them to give them free medical screening, as well as to provide them other health delivery services.
The medical officers, who supervised the heath screening, advised the public not to fall sick before they go to the hospital for checkups but do well to visit hospital at least every six months and urged the public to embark on regular exercise.
Those who attended the screening were examined for various conditions, including blood pressure, malaria; hepatitis B and sugar level.