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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.

Dr. Tseng Guo-Fang sharing the concepts of Tzu Chi University's Silent Mentor Programme at KLGH.【Photograph by Tia Yee Ling】

Tzu Chi University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Tseng Guo Fang was cordially invited to give a talk on the integrating of anatomy-simulating skills with humanistic culture on March 22, 2012 at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital (KLGH), attended by 80 participants including doctors, nursing staff and police personnel.

Dr Lin Chin Lon, CEO Tzu Chi's Medical Mission-Taiwan, took time off his busy schedule to share with about a hundred of TIMA (Tzu Chi International Medical Association) members on the "Humanistic Value of Tzu Chi" at Kuala Lumpur Jing-Si Books & Cafe. All attendees were mesmerized by his sharing.

Dr Gan Chye Lee sharing with the audience on how to adopt a healthy diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle. 【Photograph by Tan Lian Hee】

Tzu Chi Melaka held a seminar on caring and health-conscious lifestyle for kidney patients on March 11, 2012 so as to guide them towards a happy and robust life. The theme of the talk focuses more on "preventive medicine" and Dr Gan Chye Lee is an invited speaker and guest-of-honor.

Community volunteers attending to the needs of the people waiting for their medical check-up. Some of them are their neighbours. 【Photograph by Chiew Lee Lee】

Tzu Chi Melaka and the local Government held a joint community Health Screening to provide medical consultations and to promote public awareness on health precautionary concepts. Tzu Chi volunteers did their very best to invite locals to participate in this health programme.

octors and nurses not only carried out medical checks but they also listened to the residents' aspirations.【Photograph by Gan Kun Lin】

On February 11, 2012, Tzu Chi Kuching held a free clinic at Sarawak Cheshire Home for their residents, some of whom are immobile. Tzu Chi's medical team provided medical check-ups, dental care and so on, for these patients.

Many elderly people, who came for the screening, were found to have eye problems.【Photograph by Chen Chun Hong】

On November 13, 2011, Tzu Chi Kuching's TIMA (Tzu Chi International Medical Association) team conducted a free community health check for more than 200 people. A few of them were referred for further investigation and management.

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