Zoom Domestic Services Limited, the biggest subsidiary of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, which engages in house-to-house waste collection services has organized free screening on Hepatitis B for over 300 staff members.
The week long exercise covers staff of Zoom Domestic Services Limited and Rural Waste Limited, another subsidiary of the company in the Greater Accra Region. Addressing the staff before the exercise, a Health Essentials Officer, Dr. Nafisah Alhassan told the staff that it was essential for everybody to know their health status to be able to manage their lives effectively.
She disclosed that over 500 million people world wide are living with the disease and one out of every fourteen persons is positive hence the need for such exercise by every concerned organization.
Dr. Alhassan commended the management of Zoomlion especially Zoom Domestic for the initiative and urged all corporate institutions and individuals to be concerned with their health.
She pointed out that ignorance or negligence of one’s life is catastrophic for the future.
Doris Adjei (Mrs), the Human Capital Manager of Zoom Domestic Services Ltd and acting head, Talent Planning, Human Capital and Service Delivery for the Environment and Sanitation Group of the Jospong Group of Companies stated it was strategic that the exercise was conducted and that periodic health and wellness programmes such as this for the workers limits the rate of absenteeism and reduces medical cost on the company.
According to Mrs Adjei, healthy employees work with a sound mind to deliver results that ultimately affects the bottom line positively.
She said, “The kind of work the staff of the company are engaged in exposes them to all kinds of diseases and so it is strategic that the exercise is conducted.”
“You know it is prudent that you do not toy with the lives and well-being of employees, which is what basically informed management’s decision to organise the screening programme.”
Some beneficiaries indicated they joined the exercise because they wanted to know their status in order to manage their lifestyles while others believe it was a requirement by the human resource department to participate.