ASA savings and Loans Limited has organized free medical screening and treatment for its clients in the Inchaban community in the Shama District of the Western Region particularly in diabetes, hypertension, and malaria
The exercise according to the Regional Manager of ASA Savings and Loans Limited Mr. Haiula Hasan, this forms part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the community and to ensure good health care delivery – this is the first time this is happening in this community thus, owe them an opportunity to extend alms to the less privileged.
He pointed out that -by virtue of this exercise public awareness on health-related matters can be improved tremendously.
“The project which started in 2015 has provided 22 free medical services in various communities across the country- our motivation for carrying out this medical screening program is because Inchaban is a remote area with limited medical facilities” he said.
He said the company has been in operation since 2008 to support small and medium enterprises in their operations.
“Our company currently has a client base of about 132,000 under our 108 offices with 91 business center and 17 branches nationwide –the Inchaban branch has a total of 156 clients and that we expect to grow their client base with new investment packages offered this year” he said.
Mr. Hasan said US$35,000 has been invested in CSR this year -donations worth GHc6, 000 have been donated to the School for the Deaf at Inchaban to facilitate the education. Cumulatively, an amount of GHc100, 000 has been spent in the communities in our operational area on other interventional projects under our CSR program.
“It is our hope that we extend our support to distributing of free mosquito nets, medications and possibly putting up a decent health post for the community, as well as donate to the school for the blind” he revealed.
He entreated other financial companies to offer similar assistance to needy the communities -I believe clients’ productive life can be improved with the assistance offer by companies in varied interventions.