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KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 -- The Federal Territories Islamic Affairs Council (MAIWP) today presented a contribution amounting to RM1.06 million to 11 hospitals and medical centres in the federal territories to help needy patients.
Each hospital received a contribution of between RM8,000 and RM300,000.
The recipients were the Kuala Lumpur Hospital that received RM300,000; Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (RM200,000); Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (RM200,000), Putrajaya Hospital (RM50,000), National Cancer Institute (RM50,000) and National Heart Institute Foundation.
Also receiving the contribution were Labuan Hospital (RM20,000), Tunku Azizah Women and Children’s Hospital (RM50,000), Tuanku Mizan Malaysian Armed Forces Hospital (RM40,000) and Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital (RM50,000).
The contribution was presented by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri.
Present were Kuala Lumpur Hospital director Datuk Dr Heric Corray and MAIWP chairman Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar.
Speaking at a press conference later, Zulkifli said the contribution was made possible through the continuous commitment of tithe payers in the Federal Territories.
“It is hoped that this contribution can be utilised by the hospitals and healthcare institutions to help underprivileged patients get the necessary treatment,” he said.