Kalbe Haze Relief Aid
Press Release No. 023/KFCP-DIR/PR/X/15
Palembang, 15 October 2015 - PT Kalbe Farma Tbk. (Kalbe) today holds free healthcare services for Palembang residents. This event is a part of Kalbe Haze Relief Aid that takes place in a number of cities in Indonesia. The event is held at the District Office of 4 Ulu Kertapati Palembang and is attended by dr. Anton Suwindro, M.Kes, as the Chief of Health Department of Palembang city and Nopran Hamzah SPPH, District Chief of 4 Ulu Kertapati.
"Kalbe is concern with the condition of air of Palembang that has been covered in haze in the past few months, thus we are trying to help enlighten the suffering of those bearing the impact of haze through free healthcare services," said Akhmad Arifin, Area Branch Manager PT Enseval Putera Megatrading Tbk, one of PT Kalbe Farma Tbk's subsidiaries. "As we all know the haze that struck Palembang city has reached a point that is hazardous for health, there is a rise in the number of complaints for upper respiratory illnesses as well," he added. Kalbe therefore collaborates with the Regional Government and local Health Departments to perform free healthcare services.
This event is a part of the series of KALBE's haze relief aid events at 4 areas that are hit by haze, Pekanbaru, Palembang, Jambi, and Pontianak, and includes approximately 200 employees of Kalbe group companies as volunteers. In Palembang, the event involves 5 physicians and 1 pharmacist from Palembang city's Health Department, 2 pharmacists from Kalbe group, and 50 employees of Kalbe group's Palembang branch as volunteers. Approximately 50 types of medication is prepared to be handed over to the people in accordance of their complaints.
Kalbe through Kalbe Shares activities has consistently perform their social responsibility to the community through four pillars: Kalbe Shares Health, which is healthcare services for communities in areas that need it; Kalbe Shares Education, a movement to share information in health fields and innovations as well as science advancement for healthier Indonesia; Kalbe Shares Environment, that commits in guarding a better and healthier environment for a better earth to live in; and Kalbe Shares Infrastructures, that is the establishment of support infrastructures to increase access to and quality of health. In accordance with Kalbe's mission of increasing health for a better life, Kalbe is committed to continue making contributions for the health of the greater community.
Kalbe at a glance
PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (“Kalbe”) was established in 1966 and is one of the biggest public pharmaceutical companies in Southeast Asia. Kalbe has four main divisions that handle their reliable and diverse brand portfolio, prescription drugs (Cefspan, Brainact, Broadced, etc); over-the-counter drugs (Woods, Promag, Mixagrip, Komix, Fatigon, etc); nutrition (ChilKid, Prenagen, Diabetasol, etc); and distribution business units. Kalbe currently has 9 production facilities with international standard, and employs more than 17,000 employees throughout Indonesia. From 1991, Kalbe is listed at Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX:KLBF).