In a bid to give back to the society and to appreciate the general public for all their support and trust over their short period of operations-with the impressive achievements which have come with it, ABii National Savings and Loans has organised free medical screening and treatment programme for its customers and the general public.
With the support of Tobinco Pharmaceuticals its mother company and the Pentecost Medical Students Association, Korle-Bu, the programme was aimed at making medical aid available to those who found it a bit difficult and too expensive or were too busy to access medical care.
The programme which was held at their Mallam-Atta office premises, forms part of their Corporate Social Responsibility agenda for the year 2015 and is under their broad annual focus theme for the year which is, “Health for all and True Care for the Needy”.
The screening exercise which took off around 9:30am and ended after 5:00pm attracted over five hundred men, women and children who took advantage of the occasion to check their health status under various categories such as malaria, blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass index, hepatitis B and other general health checks with free consultation services.
Numerous drugs ranging from Analgesics, Haematinics, Anti-Biotics, Dewormers and Lonart which is an Anti-Malaria drug distributed by Tobinco Pharmaceuticals were given out free of charge to the enthusiastic participants.
In an interview with the Head of Corporate Affairs, Corporate Support and Service Excellence at ABii National Mr. Ashie Bennet said he was overwhelmed with the number which turned out to be screened and expressed joy that ABii National could be of help to such a large number of people in just a day.
He added that he believed that the timing of the programme was very crucial to the general public with the temporal challenges the country’s health sector is experiencing.
According to him the company’s medical outreach plan has been carved to cover the entire country to ensure that everybody in every part of the nation experiences the true nature of their caring brand.
Participants who spoke after the screening were full of praise for ABii National and Tobinco Pharmaceuticals.
Management of ABii National indicated after the programme that this is just the beginning of their medical outreach project and there are several other areas their health train will stop by very soon.
Source: ABii National