Yango supports partner drivers, couriers with free health screening

Yango supports partner drivers, couriers with free health screening

Yango has organized a free health screening for its partner drivers and couriers. 

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This initiative forms part of the company’s commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of its partner drivers and couriers. 

The health screening which took place at the Yango Ghana Hub in Accra was undertaken by Standout Care, a non-profit primary health outfit and social enterprise with the vision of improving health outcomes in underserved communities in Ghana. 

The screening included prostate cancer test, an eye test, dental checks and general vital tests. 

Speaking at the health screening, Country Manager of Yango Ghana, Tom Ofonime said ‘’considering the recent increase in chronic lifestyle diseases, it is imperative that we support our partners’ drivers and couriers by organizing frequent health checks for early detection. 

“This health screening is one of many initiatives lined up to ensure the safety and well-being of these partners’ drivers and couriers’,” he stated.

For his part, the Founder and Teamlead at Standout Care, Dr. Patrick Fynn said ‘’we value the essence of men's occupational health and believe that it has a direct impact on the productivity and performance of the drivers and couriers. 

“It is important to get checked regularly but due to the busy nature of the ride-hailing industry, it is difficult for them to get checked this way. We commend Yango for this great initiative and encourage other corporate institutions to come on board and prioritize health and safety,» he stated.

One of the partner drivers, Daniel Boadi, said ‘’we wish to show our appreciation to Yango for this health screening. Many of us did not know our status when it comes to Prostate cancer and today we have been checked and the doctors have recommended actions for us to either prevent it or seek early treatment. 

He said the other checks have also been beneficial for them because when they are healthy, they can provide services safely and conveniently to customers.

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