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On December 11, 2018, Tzu-Chi Free Clinic Klang ran a free clinic session at a Rohingya refugee school in Klang. Many TIMA volunteers participated and used their expertise to help alleviate the physical suffering of the refugees. [Photograph by Ng Su Lim]

Tzu-Chi Free Clinic located in Taman Sentosa, Klang, will be expanding its services for refugees next year by extending its operation frequency from three to six days a week, enabling refugees to gain access to medical consultations when necessary. Volunteers have organized a free clinic session for the Rohingya community to raise awareness on the medical services provided by the Free Clinic, as well as share insights on health education.

Nutritionist Erica Tee introduced the various distinctive features of vegetarian lunches to the workers. [Photograph by Ch’ng Kooi Tick]

“I am a doctor. Are you experiencing any discomfort?” On December 2, 2018, community volunteers and TIMA members held a vegetarian food and health screening event at the Tzu Chi International School Kuala Lumpur (TCISKL) construction site, benefitting 128 construction workers.

Tzu Chi volunteers and nurses gave the children head lice treatments. [Photograph by Kong Teck Ngie]

Tzu Chi volunteers and medical professionals kept their promise by returning to Kampung Mangkalinau for another free clinic to provide vaccinations and prenatal examinations to the villagers. In addition, they also seized the opportunity to raise the villagers’ environmental awareness.

More than 200 Tzu Chi volunteers provided basic health screening for the villagers of Uma Pawa Long House. [Photograph by Ng Hsiung Hsiung]

Tzu Chi Kuching organized a 2-day medical outreach mission with the support from Kelab Cabaran Pacuan 4 Roda Bintulu, benefiting 793 villagers from 15 long houses in Kampung Long Urun, Belaga.

The doctors visited Christina, who suffered from final stage breast cancer, in her room. [Photograph by Tan Pui Lee]

Suffering from illness is a tremendous torture to one’s life. Many medical professionals, who have treated various diseases, believe that dispensing medicine to stop pain and providing surgical operation to cure illnesses are the best treatments they could give patients. However, their perception has changed after participating in a medical mission to rural areas. They experienced that love is the best medicine as it comforts the patients’ hearts.

A dentist from TIMA carefully checked the child’s teeth. [Photograph by Poi Xiao Yan]

On July 1, 2018, Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) collaborated with Tzu Chi Chapters of Pahang and Kuantan to organize a medical outreach mission for the Rohingya refugees at Dewan Orang Ramai Balok.

TIMA KL & Selangor organized the National Young Healthcare Professional Camp to promote a humanistic approach to healthcare to the young healthcare professionals. [Photograph by Saw Eng Kiar]

On May 20, 2018, TIMA KL & Selangor hosted a National Young Healthcare Professional Camp at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall, with the objective of instilling in the participants humanistic approach to healthcare, so that they will learn to respect life, adopt a people-orientated approach and serve the patients irrespective of boundaries in their medical practice.

The TIMA team cut a cake to mark the ten years of service rendered at the Tzu-Chi Free Clinic (KL) and mobile clinic in Selayang. [Photograph by Chan Boon Huat]

“Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you…” In the midst of the birthday song, Dr Eddie Chan and Dr Foo Seay Liang, both TIMA members, happily cut the cake to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the medical team’s efforts in safeguarding lives.

Majority of the villagers in Kampung Titingan cannot afford medical expenses. The free clinic organized by Tzu Chi brought smiles to their faces. [Photograph by Foo Fang Teng]

There is a marginalized and underprivileged group of people, squatting in wooden stilt houses at Kampung Titingan, Tawau. Due to their undocumented status, they are denied public health benefits. Seeing their needs for medical treatments, Tzu Chi volunteers organized a large-scale free clinic for two consecutive days from November 18, 2017, and provided 2,776 treatments in total.

Seventeen-year-old Robiana (right), who was nine-months pregnant, had her first antenatal examination at the free clinic. As some abnormalities were detected in the ultrasound scan, the doctor advised her to get a thorough examination at the hospital. [Photograph by Lim Su Nguan]

The burden of medical expenses, risk of being detained by law enforcement officers and a lack of birth-control awareness, have led the pregnant women to go without prenatal examinations and resort to home birth.

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