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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.

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.

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