Zakat Funds on Medical Activities?

We get frequent requests from governmental and non-governmental organizations to contribute to their humanitarian and medical activities; for example, buying a device for diagnosing diabetes, holding a conference on the conditions of the handicapped, or helping to cover the costs of the nursing staff of hospitals set up by philanthropists. Is it allowed to spend zakat funds on such activities, bearing in mind that they are spent to relieve the difficulties of the poor as well as others?

Zakat News: Zakat Selangor (Malaysia) Gives RM10.1 Million Education Aid.

The Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) (Malaysia) has allocated RM10.1 million (approx. USD 2.41 million) for the schooling and tertiary education aid of children of middle-income households next year. LZS Chief Coordinating Officer said Selangor residents from households with a monthly income of not more than RM3,000 (approx. USD 700) per month can apply for the aid online. The closing date for applications is Jan 31 for tertiary education aid, and Feb 10 for schooling aid, he said, adding that the closing dates may be brought forward if the allocation had been used up earlier....

News: Zakat Trace the Mustahiq of the Four Kariah Mosques (Malaysia).

The Selangor Zakat Institute (LZS) is committed to providing continuous service by offering contributions to the needy of the people. Recently, LZS organized a Poverty Movement program to track the people who were eligible to receive zakat (Mustahiq) in four mosque's kariah (an area under the supervision and administration of a kadi), Jeram Mosque, Simpang Tiga Mosque, Tambak Jawa Mosque and Sungai Buloh Mosque (all in Selangor, Malaysia) recently.

News: Poor Person with Disabilities Receive Zakat Attention (Malaysia)

This news is reported on 16 September 2016 from The story of one poor person who has a lifelong disability (which live in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia) for the past two years and has been viral in the social networking site recently received the attention of the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) Malaysia when receiving RM400 monthly financial assistance.

News: New Kidney are needed by 14-Year Old Boy (Malaysia)

A single mother, Aida Ghazali, 39, sought help from the public especially the individual who wanted to donate a kidney to his eldest son Muhammad Aidil Adha Muhammad Rizal, 14, who were kidney patients since the age of one and a half. According to Aida, the painful kidneys indirectly affect Aidil Adha, such as blurred vision, numbness and high blood pressure. It is understood that all these symptoms make the students at Sekolah Menengah (SM) Kampung Dato 'Ahmad Said, Ipoh was forced to postpone his schooling since January, though he realized he would be in the Examination of Form Three Assessment (PT3) next year.