More than 250 residents
and traders of Abeka, in Accra, have benefitted from a free health screening
exercise, organise by Asa Savings and Loans Limited.
This, according to the financial
institution, formed parts of its corporate social responsibilities.
The screening was
undertaken by health officials from the Modern Care Clinic at Lapaz, also in
including children, were screened for eye defects, hepatitis B, hypertension, diabetes
and malaria among others.
Individuals who were
diagnosed with health problems received medications, and they were advised to
visit health facilities for immediate treatment of the ailments.
The Abeka market branch
manager of the company, Madam Zalia Alhassan, told the Ghanaian Times in an
interview during the exercise that, her outfit found it necessary to ensure
their clients were in good health.
She said “this
screening is not limited to our clients, but extends to anyone who wanted to
benefit from it. We are happy to make an impact in the lives of everybody, not
just our customers.”
Madam Alhassan advised the beneficiaries to be
health conscious, by going for regular check up because “health is wealth.”
Hajia Jazawu Mashudu, a
beneficiary, expressed gratitude to Asa Savings and Loans for the gesture, and
called on other institutions to emulate the laudable move.
She said the financial institution, which had helped her expand her business, had proven that it did not only care about making profit, but also sought the well-being of customers.
BY RAISSA SAMBOU
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