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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.

The first Malaysian TIMA camp held in KL & Selangor drew participation of medical personnel from various states to delve deeply into medical humanity and mission. [Photograph by Woo Phing Pheng]

“Boom, boom, boom…” That was the sound resonating in the KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall arising from a drum performance by ten TIMA members, signifying the launch of the 2016 TIMA camp with the theme “Medical Professionalism with Love”. This first ever two-day camp organized by Tzu Chi KL & Selangor has attracted participation of 200 medical personnel from 12 states to learn more about Tzu Chi Humanistic Medical Mission.

Volunteers were busily inviting TIMA members for the upcoming TIMA Camp through email and SMS. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]

The KL & Selangor TIMA held the “2016 TIMA Camp” on June 18 at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. It was attended by medical personnel from various fields in the country, as well as, volunteers engaged in the medical mission. The organizing committee had made the event widely known, while those in charge of the agenda had painstakingly prepared every detail for the smooth flow of events. Even the tiny tots from Parent-child Bonding Class played their roles too!

At the end of blood donation campaign, Tampin Hospital representatives presented certificates of appreciation to Tzu Chi. [Photograph by Tay Chun Wie]

“After donating blood, the alcohol tasted differently, it became very bitter,” Jimmy Yau, a blood donor, recalled his first experience when he started donating blood at the age of 20 out of curiosity. But it has unexpectedly led him into a constant life-saving blood donation streak for over ten years, and has built a good foundation for a better health.

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