News From : DagangHalal.com (01 Nov 2009)
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 (Bernama) — Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd (CCM), has contributed RM100,000 worth of halal pharmaceutical products to KPJ Healthcare Bhd’s network, Waqaf An-Nur clinics.
The contribution is part of the generic pharmaceutical manufacturer’s commitment to enhancing its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme while advocating the halal initiative.
In a statement here today, CCM said that the joint effort enabled the company to leverage on KPJ’s Waqaf An-Nur clinics as a platform to sponsor halal ethical and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, while providing medical services that are in line with Islamic principles.
Currently, there are eight Waqaf An-Nur clinics located in Johor Bahru, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor and Sarawak. Each clinic is also equipped with a dialysis facility.
CCM group managing director Datuk Dr Mohd Hashim Tajudin said CCM’s contribution complemented KPJ’s effort to offer affordable medical treatment to the less fortunate and low-income group.
“The halal concept has come a long way. It is no longer confined to only food and beverages. It has widened to encompass every aspect of Muslim life, from pharmaceutical, cosmetics to investment and financial services,” he explained.
Dr Mohd Hashim said CCM was committed to upholding the responsibility to advance its halal initiative and ensuring pharmaceutical products are accessible to all patients.
CCM was the first generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in Malaysia to offer healthcare products that were certified halal in 1999. — BERNAMA