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Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00

Third Medical Training and TIMA Sharing

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Medical volunteers pooled their efforts together to put up a delightful 20-minute performance.【Photograph by Lee Ling Shiao】

On September 26, 2013, Tzu Chi Melaka's Medical Mission held a TIMA gathering-cum-third training for medical volunteers at the Multi-Purpose Hall. Five TIMA members, who recently attended the 2013 TIMA Convention in Hualien, Taiwan, also shared at this gathering.

Two Counseling Psychologists were invited to deliver the training on proper communication with cancer patients.【Photograph by Lai Sui Chin】

In April 2013, the TIMA Group of Tzu Chi Kuala Lumpur & Selangor held a 3-day basic training course on cancer patient care. Presently, TIMA members are already providing care to several cancer patients. On September 7, another training course was held to improve volunteers' communication skills.

Sister Lau Tang Chiang visiting Mithushi after her operation.【Photograph by Tan Ah Lek】

In 2008, and with Tzu Chi’s help, Mithushi, a congenial scoliosis patient from Sri Lanka, underwent an operation at Melaka Mahkota Medical Centre to correct her spine. Early this year, one of her spinal support bars broke and protruded from her back. She had to return for treatment and Melaka volunteers welcomed her with warm hospitality.

Madam Uma undergoing eye check.【Photograph by Tan Ah Lek】

On August 4, 2013, Tzu Chi volunteers organized a health check campaign at Ladang Sugai Baru Tamil Primary School for the students and parents. Eleven teachers arrived early to provide assistance and serve as volunteers.

Adults undergoing blood sugar and cholesterol tests.【Photograph by Chu Jun Chong】

Malaysia has the highest number of diabetics among the ASEAN countries, with one of the contributing factors being high sugar intake (which also causes obesity). Tzu Chi Melaka recently held a health screening for teachers, parents and students of Ladang Kemuning Kru Tamil Primary School.

Demonstration of vegetarian cooking attracting many visitors.【Photograph by Aw Lee Ching】

The Medical Association of Malaysia and Malaysian Health Ministry jointly held their 3rd annual “Health Education and Health Awareness Exhibition” on June 29 & 30, 2013 at the Exhibition Hall of Mid-Valley Mall. Nearly 30 organizations participated by providing health screenings and health information to the 16,000 visitors.

Dr. Hew Chee Chin was invited to deliver a talk on Coronary Artery Disease at Merlimau Chinese Primary School.【Photograph by Brandon Lee Ling Shiao】

Tzu Chi Melaka held a public health talk at Merlimau Chinese Primary School on June 14, 2013. The talk, delivered by Dr Hew Chee Chin, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon - Paediatrics & Adults, was attended by approximately 90 people.

Doctors presenting a sign language performance for a song entitled, 'Give Love'. The doctors took time off their busy schedules to practise hard for 2 weeks to make this presentation.【Photograph by Thin Ket Yong】

Despite their very busy schedules, the members of Tzu Chi Medical Association (TIMA) organized a gathering on June 1, 2013, with the hope of attracting more medical professionals to understand TIMA and its mission.

A nurse performing haemoglobin test for a Myanmarese woman.【Photograph by Lim Shy Tean】

Health awareness and prevention should not be delayed. For this reason, Hang Tuah Maternal & Child Clinic (KKIA Jalan Hang Tuah) and Kuala Lumpur Tzu Chi Free Clinic jointly organised a health screening programme-cum-awareness talk for female Myanmarese refugees.

First time donors, Too Ruo Qian and Pang Jing Yan, encouraging each other.【Photograph by Tham Yok Seng】

Tzu Chi Tampin has regularly held blood donation drives in collaboration with Tampin Hospital. The campaign attracted not only young people, but also the handicapped, to donate their blood to save lives. They all were inspired by a kind thought.