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Dr Zheng Zi Yang demonstrating the proper way to tend to stroke patients.【Photograph by Casy Lau Chun Nee】

Kuala Lumpur Tzu Chi volunteers began their hospital volunteer services in 1999. In the last ten years, the volunteers have learnt many life lessons from the sick. They also realized they must seize every opportunity to do good deeds when they are still healthy.

About 500 villagers seeking treatment at the free clinic held by Tzu Chi on September 25, 2011.【Photograph by Sia Pik Yih】

On September 25, 2011, Tzu Chi Kota Kinabalu held a free clinic on Gaya Island, which benefited 500 islanders. In addition, Tzu Chi volunteers also helped to clean up the island...

Dr Ng Poh Yin from Kuala Lumpur General Hospital seen here talking to her Kuantan audience about urinary incontinence, its prevention and treatments.【Photograph by Yeo Hui Yee】

On September 17, 2011, Dr Ng Poh Yin of Kuala Lumpur General Hospital delivered a health talk on "How to Prevent Urinary Incontinence" to members of the public. This talk was held at the office of Tzu Chi Kuantan.

Source: Tzu Chi's Headquarters (Taiwan)

Every year at the time of Mid-Autumn Festival, Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) members from various corners of the world gather at Hualien Jing Si Hall to spend this meaningful holiday with Dharma Master Cheng Yen. This has been a well kept tradition as it is not only a family reunion for all the TIMA members andvolunteers around the world to be back at “home” with Master Cheng Yen, it's also a precious time for learning and exchanging experiences with each other.

On April 10, 2011, Melaka General Hospital held a joint organ and blood donation drive at Tzu Chi Melaka. Twenty-year old Chew Chee Heng signed up as a donor. Sadly, he died on August 13 from injuries sustained in an accident on July 24. His organs saved five people.

The UMMC medical team performing operation on Sewwandhi.【Photograph provided by UMMC】Thirteen-year old Sri Lankan, Sewwandhi, has congenital scoliosis. With help from Tzu Chi Sri Lanka and Singapore, she had the opportunity to undergo an operation at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). Now, she should have more confidence in her future.

There were TIMA doctors providing free consultations to the 9th Mile villagers who came for health screening.【Photograph by Tai Woon Kong】

After setting up a recycling station, Tzu Chi volunteers held a health screening activity for villagers at 9th Mile Cheras.

Dr Chong Nu Thai from Hospital Sungai Buloh sharing the subject on AIDS with Tzu Chi volunteers and members.【Photograph by Chan Chek Chong】

On June 12, 2011, Dr Chong Nu Thai, a Specialist in Infectious Diseases from Hospital Sungai Buloh, was invited to give a talk on AIDS to members of Tzu Chi at its Balakong Community Centre.

Children are our future. Proper guidance and values should be given to them so that they will grow up to be a good people.【Photograph by Chuan Ian Xia】

This year, the objective of TIMA Kuala Lumpur & Selangor is to provide, amongst other services, free health screening for charitable institutions. On June 12, 2011, the first such service was carried out at the Agathian's Shelter Home.

Five female doctors gave consultations to the Dharma Masters who came for the health screening.【Photograph by Low Mai Yin】

The first health screening specially for female monastics was held at the Tzu Chi Free Clinic Centre in Pudu on June 11, 2011. Seventeen bhikkhunis received the service.