OUR COMMITMENT TO CARING FOR COMMUNITIES
We have always believed that good CR practices should bring us closer to the communities we operate in and make healthcare affordable for everyone. As such, our community CR initiatives focus primarily on the provision of healthcare services, as this is what is closest to our hearts.
Our "Care for Life" philosophy is underscored by our focus on community care and the wellbeing of individuals. We are committed to elevating communities and continue to demonstrate the spirit of caring and serving via several initiatives. These include delivering basic health screening at a minimal cost or for free; organizing public health talks and campaigns that advocate healthy lifestyles and good hygiene; assistance in cash or kind to orphanages, homes for the aged and the underprivileged; as well as making zakat contributions and donations.
KWAN - KPJ's Flagship CR Initiative
Our Flagship CR initiative to help communities, particularly the impoverished and underprivileged in urban communities, is via our involvement in the chain of charity outpatient clinics and dialysis centres under the Klinik Waqaf An-Nur (KWAN) initiative. Under KWAN, patients are charged a minimal blanket fee of only RM5 each time for normal outpatient treatment or around RM90 for dialysis services. All treatment is rendered by qualified medical doctors and includes the cost of the medicines prescribed.
The KWAN initiative began with one small clinic in Johor Bahru in 1998 through a collaboration between KPJ and parent company, JCorp. Following the success of the initiative and the overwhelming response from the community, the KWAN network has grown and to date encompasses the Waqaf An-Nur Hospital and 19 clinics (including 5 site clinics and 6 dialysis centres throughout Malaysia). In addition, KPJ also operates two mobile clinics today. The first has been operating in the state of Johor since 2012 while the second in Selangor, has been in operation since 2013.
KPJ received the mobile clinic in Selangor from Lembaga Zakat Selangor (LZS) in June 2013. Housed in a refurbished van, the mobile clinic is making it easier for KWAN to serve the communities around Selangor in line with KPJ's aim to be close to its patients. The mobile clinic comes under the ambit of both KPJ Kajang Specialist Hospital and KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital. A third mobile clinic, the result of collaboration between Waqaf Selangor Muamalat (WSM) and KPJ, will be in operation soon in Selangor. This mobile clinic will operate in areas not already under the purview of the existing mobile clinic in the Selangor.