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A free clinic-cum-Christmas celebration taking place at the Church of Our Lady of St Lourdes.【Photograph by Lee Wei Kean】

Since March 2013, Tzu Chi Klang has been holding free medical clinics at the Church of Our Lady of St. Lourdes on the second Sunday of each month, to benefit the refugees. To-date, only about 30 refugees had taken advantage of this free medical service but Tzu Chi volunteers in Klang are undeterred with the small turnout as their only care is for the health of this group of disadvantaged people.

Dr. Lim Yew Leong checking Grandpa Thiew's eye after surgery.【Photograph by Loh Siew Chien】

Melaka Pantai Hospital invited Tzu Chi Melaka to cooperate with them in their free cataract surgery programme for the poor. The first batch of beneficiaries are Tzu Chi's care-recipients, Thiew Chai Wan, Loh Kum Fook and Muniamah A/P Arumugam.

Lead by Yoga Guru Ye Ming Rong, participants are seen here doing an exercise designed to harness positive energy.【Photograph by Casy Lau Chun Nee】

Tzu Chi International Medical Association formed a Tzu Chi Cancer Support Group, based on its mission of spreading humanitarian medical care. On October 13, 2013, the Support Group held a get-together session for cancer patients to provide support and help them find new values in their life.

Tzu Chi volunteers conducted a free medical clinic at Kg. Numbak. Photo shows a medical staff giving treatment to a child.【Photograph by Ong Zong Hui】

On September 29, 2013, Tzu Chi Kota Kinabalu volunteers held a free clinic for more than 2,000 residents at Kg. Numbak. Unfortunately, two days later, (on October 1) this village was hit by another fire!

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.

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