KUDAT: Minister of Special Tasks Datuk Teo Chee Kang has urged business organizations to practise social responsibility by assisting individuals or organizations in need.
Teo said that when witnessing the handing over of two haemodialysis machines by Sabah Credit Corporation (SCC) to Kudat Hospital here. To date, SCC has contributed four haemodialysis machines to the hospital, he said.
Kudat Hospital began providing haemodialysis treatment since 2003, while the number of dialysis patients have increased from eight to 42 over the years. There are currently a total of 10 haemodialysis machines at the hospital.
Teo, who is also Tanjung Kapor Assemblyman, said patients had to spend a lot money to travel to government hospital in Kota Kinabalu to undergo haemodialysis treatment due to lack of the machines in Kudat.
Teo also commended SCC for increasing its allocation for corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes from five to 10 per cent of its annual profit, thereby benefitting more underprivileged people.-Sayangsabah