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Tzu Chi Kota Kinabalu organized a health screening event for volunteers and their families. Emily Koh Kum Seong (centre) encouraged fellow volunteers to have health check annually. [Photograph by Tse Ning Siong]

As volunteers are always busy juggling between Tzu Chi activities and their careers, they may not pay enough attention to their health. Thus, on February 25, 2017, the medical team of Tzu Chi Kota Kinabalu organized a health screening activity for the local volunteers and their families.

While waiting, volunteers posed for a group photo with the patients, who have treated them like family members. [Photograph by Ng Wei Kiat]

For three days from February 24, 2017, Tzu Chi volunteers went to Hospital Kota Belud, Sabah, to extend their care and provide food and transportation subsidies to villagers who were at the hospital for free cataract treatments. A total of 50 patients have benefitted from the operation.

Tzu Chi Tawau held a free clinic on November 20, 2016, to reach out to poor folks at Kampung Titingan who had no legal citizenship status. [Photograph by Liew Yueh Yee]

On November 20, 2016, Tzu Chi Tawau held a session of free clinic at the school ground of a national primary school in the village of Titingan. Medical services were rendered to 735 villagers who were living in poverty and unable to obtain legal citizenship status.

Being the most sought-after service in this medical mission, dentistry service was manned by 66 professionals to treat as many locals as possible. [Photograph by Siow Yau Chu]

A delegation of 27 volunteers from Tzu Chi Melaka graced the 215th medical mission organized by Tzu Chi Philippines.

Medical outreach on a full-scale for remote Kota Marudu saw medical services being delivered to people living in the hilly areas far and away. [Photograph by Ng Wei Kiat]

More than 400 Tzu Chi volunteers and medical professionals from all over the nation gathered in Kota Marudu, Sabah, to reach out to people living in the remote areas far in the hills with medical care. A total of 2,426 people received medical care from 7.30 am to 3 pm that day.

Dr Chai Kean Chung listened to the natives attentively and tried his best to help them. [Photograph by Gan Chian Nee]

The natives living in the interior of Sabah have to travel hours to a nearby small town to seek medical consultation and treatment. Other than medical fees, they have to first settle the transport expenses. Besides the inconvenience, it is definitely a financial burden to them. Thus, Tzu Chi volunteers from Sandakan have been holding free clinics at Paitan every year for them to see a doctor and get some medication for headaches and stomach aches.

As there were only three four-wheel drive vehicles, volunteers were split into two batches. Photo shows the second batch of volunteers treading the hilly countryside while waiting for the vehicles to make the second trip. [Photograph by Tee Kim Wooi]

A team of 17 volunteers from Tzu Chi KL & Selangor together with one doctor and one pharmacist from TIMA departed to Sandakan to conduct a free clinic and humanistic lessons in Paitan, a rural village located some 220 km from Sandakan. The mission was a joint effort between Tzu Chi KL & Selangor and Tzu Chi Sandakan which ran for four days from September 29 until October 2, 2016.

On Merdeka Day, Tzu Chi Melaka held a health workshop for its volunteers. Dr Ho Chee Wei from TIMA Klang was invited to conduct the workshop. [Photograph by Loh Siew Chien]

Many symptoms of diseases are frequently mistaken for illnesses. Hence, treatments fail to eradicate pains and discomfort. Actually, many physical illnesses and chronic diseases are related to the imbalance of the body structure.

Dr Song Pep (right) cares for the patients’ daily livelihood besides treating their illness. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]

Through the two-day free clinic held in collaboration with Pestech International Berhad and Electrical Board of Cambodia at Krakor District of Pursat Province, a local doctor was inspired to become a member of TIMA Cambodia.

An expectant Cambodian mother was deeply moved and happy to see the image of her foetus on the screen. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]

“My headache, chest and joint pains are gone. I sincerely thank you all,” Ny Saly put her palms together and bowed thankfully. Such scene was not uncommon at the free clinics held by Tzu Chi medical volunteers in Krakor District of Pursat Province, Cambodia.

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