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The sign language interpretation of the song, “Ode to the Doctors”, presented by 15 TIMA members expressed the determination of the medical personnel in safeguarding lives. [Photograph by Chan Tuck Meng]

On June 29, 2014, a total of 193 participants from 43 medical institutions participated in the Hospital Survival Course, jointly organized by KL & Selangor Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA), Tzu Chi Medical Team and Tzu Chi Klang, at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. The course provided practical information and advice in dealing with various problems faced by medical personnel in real life working environment. The veteran medical workforce shared their experiences, incorporating Tzu Chi’s philosophy of “curing people, treating illnesses and healing minds” that was aimed at instilling a very clear code of conduct for future medical personnel.

To Pee, the happiest and most rewarding thing was to see every patient who came frowning, left happily after receiving treatments.[Photograph by Look Foot Seong]

Since June 2011, medical volunteers from Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) have been giving the construction workers of Kuala Lumpur Jing-Si Hall free medical services monthly to safeguard their health; and have since provided a total of 35 services. However, it has finally come to an end as the construction of the Jing-Si Hall is nearing completion.

“I never thought I could knead rice balls. Today, I feel that I am very useful, and I am very grateful to you for giving me this opportunity,” said stroke patient, Lin Chun Fan (right) to the Support Group.【Photograph by Leong Chian Yee】

In conjunction with the arrival of the Winter Solstice (December 22), Tzu Chi's Stroke Patients' Support Group celebrated the "Auspicious Tangyuan" and Christmas celebrations on December 15, 2013, at Tzu Chi Kuala Lumpur Free Clinic.

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.

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