First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited has deployed doctors to twenty of its branches nationwide for its yearly Employee Health Week.

The health week, which commenced on February 2 and will run till 7, 2015, is primarily aimed at promoting healthy living for employees and their families.

Since commencement, variety of activities with focus on good nutrition, exercise, and early detection of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, among others had been performed. The aim of the programme is to prevent and reduce health risk factors, which affect employee productivity.

The highpoint of this year’s FCMB Employee Health Week is the deployment of doctors to 20 select branches nation-wide, to conduct quick examinations such as blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol levels and Body Mass Index (BMI) tests for employees. Employees will also receive free comprehensive health checks and free mammograms screening.

A Family Fitness Day event has been scheduled for Saturday, February 7 in Lagos, where employees, their spouses and children will engage in various fitness activities, including aerobics, cycling, games, and stress relief therapy. There will also be a dedicated health corner, where a team of medical experts will enlighten participants on various health issues and provide tips on healthy living.

Speaking on the significance of the Health Week, the Divisional Head, Human Resources and Change Management of FCMB, Felicia Obozuwa, said that, ‘’this is one of our initiatives aimed at promoting the wellness of our workforce, improving the health of our employees and their family members to ensure a healthy society. This is also in line with our ‘great place to work’ aspiration’’.

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) is a member of FCMB Group Plc, which is one of the leading financial services institutions in Nigeria with subsidiaries that are market leaders in their respective segments. Having successfully transformed to a retail and commercial banking-led group, FCMB expects to continue to distinguish itself by delivering exceptional services, while enhancing the growth and achievement of personal and business aspirations of its customers.

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