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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.

Through organizing a game, Speaker Lin Mei Yu (right) lets the participants experienced the situations and difficulties faced by a mentally-ill patient.【Photograph by Yong Siew Lee】

On September 9, 2012, a mental health educational course conducted in Chinese was jointly organized by Tzu Chi Melaka and Malaysian Mental Health Association (MINDA), Johor Branch. The aim was to disseminate accurate information on mental health to 80 Tzu Chi volunteers, as well as, eliminate discrimination on mental patients.

Tzu Chi's TIMA team doctors took turns to answer medical questions from members of the public.【Photograph by Yong Kar Chew】

The Malaysian Medical Association organized a 2-day Health Education and Health Awareness (HEHA) Exhibition on August 11 & 12, 2012; and Tzu Chi was one of the exhibitors. With the slogan of protecting our body and mind, the organizer aimed at guiding the public to lead a comprehensive healthy life.

Dr Lim demonstrating a hand exercise in detail; and it has benefited all attendees.【Photograph by Lee Yong Fu】

On July 5, 2012, Dr Lim Lian Cheoo, a Tzu Chi volunteer doctor, presented a health talk on "How to Prevent Stroke" at Sekinchan's Buddhist Association Hall to enhance the residents' understanding of stroke and to share medical tips with them. Dr Lim has many years of experience in diagnosing and treating stroke patients.

With the extension, more volunteers are needed for Pudu Free Clinic. Picture shows medical volunteers learning the procedures involved in dispensing medications.【Photograph by Casy Lau Chun Nee】

Tzu Chi Free Clinic in Pudu has recently undergone an extension programme. On July 1, 2012, a medical training workshop was conducted to enable the 82 medical volunteers to get a hands-on experience in operating the computerized Patient's Information Management System; and also to improve the overall medical service quality at the free clinic.

A happy Siti returned to the Free Clinic to see her saviour, Dr Lim Yew Leong.【Photograph by Low Siew Lian】

In March 2012, Tzu Chi Melaka's Free Clinic Centre added a Slit Lamp Instrument to its facilities. On the first day of its operation, Siti, a Tzu Chi care-recipient, discovered she has cataract that needed urgent surgery.

For hospital volunteers to acquire an in-depth understanding, some of the volunteers performed a patient-volunteer-observer demonstration.【Photograph by Leong Tuck Leong】

During Tzu Chi KL and Selangor's group sharing in June recently, Dr. Lee Voon Yee, a Clinical Psychologist, was invited to give a talk on clinical interpersonal skills. During the talk, she demonstrated useful ways of interacting with patients so that hospital volunteers can put their knowledge into practice during their care-giving visits to help patients to relieve their pain and mental stress.

Volunteer teasing and giving away a lovely doll to the child while the mother looks on with joy. 【Photograph by Liew Zing Yi】

Come rain or shine, Tzu Chi volunteers in Kota Kinabalu will be at Hospital Likas each year to warm the hearts of the young patients and their families, and to celebrate the annual Harvest Festival with them. On this occasion, volunteers brought along with them inspirational movies to inspire the mothers to give their full support to their children in their fight to get well soon.

Audience jam-packed the hall for the talk on depression.【Photograph by Tai Woon Kong】

A Health Talk on Depression was held at Tzu Chi's Belakong Community Centre on March 24, 2012. It was aimed at bringing better awareness to the community residents about the illness.