Penang, 10 July 2017 — UEM Edgenta Berhad (UEM Edgenta) contributed RM100,000 from its Zakat Fund to Hospital Pulau Pinang (HPP) for the use of the hospital’s Asnaf patients who are seeking medical treatment including surgery.
A Zakat Presentation Ceremony was held today at Kolej Kejururawatan Pulau Pinang which saw Azmir Merican, UEM Edgenta’s Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer presenting the contribution to Dato’ Dr. Norsidah Binti Ismail, Director of HPP and witnessed by Dato’ Seri Dr. Hilmi Bin Haji Yahaya, Deputy Minister of Health Malaysia as well as Dato’ Dr. Sukumar Mahesan, Director of the State Health Department.
“As a responsible corporate citizen and aware of the rising cost of living, we’re pleased to be able to lend a helping hand to HPP’s Asnaf patients and we hope our small contribution will assist with their financial constraints, enabling them to have the medical attention they deserve and increase their quality of life.
“In addition to HPP, we had recently provided the same amount to Asnaf patients of Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun (HRPB) in Ipoh. Both HPP, HRPB and the community can be rest assured that our contribution is not a one-off gesture, as we plan to continue this initiative in the foreseeable future,” said Azmir.
UEM Edgenta, the leading Total Asset Solutions player in the region and a Bursa Malaysia listed entity, is the provider of Hospital Support Services to 32 public hospitals in the Northern region including HPP and HRPB. The type of services which the Company provides includes Facility Engineering Maintenance Services; Biomedical Engineering Maintenance Services; Cleansing Services; Healthcare Waste Management Services; Linen and Laundry Services; and Facility Management Services.
UEM Edgenta is the region’s leading support service provider for the private healthcare and public hospital segments. It is the leader of the industry in Malaysia and Taiwan, and holds the number two position for the same segment in Singapore.
In addition to the cash contribution made to the HPP and HRPB, UEM Edgenta undertakes other social and community-based initiatives including providing basic provisions to underprivileged individuals and supplying basic back-to-school items to students.
The Company is also a keen supporter of PINTAR Foundation School Adoption Programme. UEM Edgenta has adopted six schools located in Selangor, Johor and Kedah where it runs various education-focused programmes such as motivational camps, educational workshops and hygiene awareness campaign.