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The tea-serving ceremony officiated the opening of the appreciation gathering. The objective of the event was to thank the doctors, who volunteered their time, and to call for other doctors to join the Association.【Photograph by Tan Lian Hee】

On March 2, 2013, Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) organized a gathering to thank doctors who volunteered their time and expertise to provide assistance to those in need and, at the same time, call for more doctors to join the Association.

Dentist Ng Gut Kiat sharing her joy of serving with Tzu Chi with participants of TIMA's Appreciation Gathering.【Photograph by Tan Lian Hee】

In 1994, free medical services were incorporated into the Charity Mission of Tzu Chi Melaka; and the first relief distribution for care-recipients was held.

Villager getting specialist medical advice from a TIMA member. 【Photograph by Ng Hsiung Hsiung】

A free health check jointly organized by Tzu Chi Kuching and Sarawak Health Ministry was held on March 2, 2013 at Siburan Community Hall. Residents received specialist consultations that included dental and gynaecology, as well as, checks on their blood pressure, blood sugar, urine and eyesight.

Volunteer Mo Mei Feng presented a gift pack and gave encouragement to the patient.【Photograph by Ang Cheng Peng】

On the 7th day of the Lunar New Year, most people would patronize the restaurants for 'laosheng' as this day is the traditional "renri (everybody's birthday)". But a group of caring and loving volunteers had gathered at the lobby of Selayang Hospital to offer their care and blessings to the patients who could not go home for the Chinese New Year celebration.

Mojnu Bishwa successfully quit smoking in just one month.【Photograph by Ong See Lim】

Bangladeshi worker, Mojnu Bishwa, who had smoked for the past 20 years, participated in the "Quit Smoking Campaign", and succeeded in curbing his smoking habit with help from Tzu Chi's Medical Team. Now, he feels healthier.

In total, 82 members of the public had joined the blood donation campaign, organized by Tzu Chi Kluang on December 9.【Photograph by Chee Kok Hong】

On December 9, 2012, Tzu Chi Kluang organized a blood donation campaign and received overwhelming response from members of the public.

Community volunteers from Petaling Jaya Zone organized a 2nd Health screening activity for the residents of Kg Bunga Raya. 【Photograph by Teh Seng Lim】

Tucked in the city of Shah Alam is Kampung Bunga Raya, home to 62 families living at the longhouses since 2003. To see a doctor, residents would need to travel more than 10 km to the nearest government clinic at Sungai Buloh or visit a private practitioner around the area. Tzu Chi held a health screening service for the residents on November 25, 2012.

Through the colouring exercise, the children learnt to focus and to be more creative.【Photograph by Yap Tsi Ti】

On October 26, 2012, Tzu Chi volunteers and TIMA doctors were once again at the Agathians Shelter to provide health check, health education and psychological counseling to the children.

Frontline nurse, Noor Faizah, meticulously inspects the patient's condition and give consultation and advice.【Photograph by Tai Fuey Tat】

As a follow-up to their study grant home visits, Tzu Chi volunteers organized a health screening activity at Sungai Sedu Tamil Primary School for the local community. Within 3 hours, TIMA (Tzu Chi International Medical Association) members and staff from the government clinic performed dental treatments, blood tests and pap smears that benefitted 96 residents of all races.

Dr Ho conducted the health check at this resident's house as he has mobility problems after suffering a stroke.【Photograph by Tia Yee Ling 】

Most of the residents in Enggang Apartment belong to the low-income group and do not have much knowledge on health care. In fact, many families in this area are under Tzu Chi care programme. As such, Tzu Chi medical team organized this free health check for the residents on September 17, 2012.