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Overcoming obstacles to collect a donated bone marrow from Taiwan amid the pandemic

Overcoming obstacles to collect a donated bone marrow from Taiwan amid the pandemic

Despite the enforcement of travel restrictions in many countries amid the pandemic, a charter flight from Singapore had flown to Hualien Airport in late April to complete the collection of a rare non-relative donated bone marrow via transit without entry.

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Heartwarming gesture of love and blessings to TIMA members admidst COVID-19

Heartwarming gesture of love and blessings to TIMA members admidst COVID-19

Tzu Chi Singapore continues to send love and blessings to doctors, nurses and healthcare provider who are coping with the challenges and changes COVID-19 has brought to the healthcare industry.

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

A caregiver who pays her love forward by becoming a volunteer

A caregiver who pays her love forward by becoming a volunteer

Tzu Chi’s Medical Home Care team conducts regular home visits to the homes of their patients and is available round the clock just like any convenience store. This is a story about the interaction between the medical team and one of their patients that...

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

A Christmas-Themed Free Dental Clinic

A Christmas-Themed Free Dental Clinic

The annual Tzu Chi free dental clinic for MINDS clients had a carnival-like spirit, with volunteers dressed up as Santa Clause, lively festive songs, eco-fashion show, skit performance, etc. Such a joyous atmosphere allowed the intellectually challenged..

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Medical Volunteers Help a Stroke Patient Stand Up on His Own

Medical Volunteers Help a Stroke Patient Stand Up on His Own

Tzu Chi’s TCM doctors and volunteers regularly visited the home of a stroke patient to give him acupuncture treatment as well as emotional support. With their continued care and love, the patient is finally able to stand up on his own.

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

A Young Doctor Rediscovers Passion in her Calling

A Young Doctor Rediscovers Passion in her Calling

A learning trip to the Tzu Chi Medical Centre helped a young medical student open a new window to the meaning of life, enabling her to rediscover passion in her calling. She gradually put into practice the humanistic care that she has learned in Tzu Chi..

Medicine, People | Tzu Chi Foundation

New Tzu Chi TCM Free Clinic Opens in Khatib to Safeguard the Health of Residents

New Tzu Chi TCM Free Clinic Opens in Khatib to Safeguard the Health of Residents

The new Buddhist Tzu Chi Traditional Chinese Medicine Free Clinic is officially inaugurated, marking a new milestone in the NGO’s Mission of Medicine. Offering a variety of holistic services, the clinic aims to cater for the different needs of...

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Active Aging Starts with “SEEN”

Active Aging Starts with “SEEN”

Two branches of the Tzu Chi Seniors Engagement & Enabling Node were officially inaugurated in the presence of MPs and residents. These eldercare centres offer comprehensive services and varied activities to senior citizens, allowing them to live a...

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Finding Joy and Purpose in the Golden Years at “SEEN”!

Finding Joy and Purpose in the Golden Years at “SEEN”!

In June 2019, Tzu Chi Singapore opened two eldercare centres in the west district, allowing senior citizens to bond in friendship, and engage in leisure and health activities. One of the seniors shared, ”I would be staying at home all day (if there were..

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

TIMA’s TCM Team Brought Hope to Bedridden Brain Surgery Patient

TIMA’s TCM Team Brought Hope to Bedridden Brain Surgery Patient

Mdm. Chieng became paralyzed after undergoing a number of surgeries on her brain. After discharging from the hospital, she started receiving acupuncture and massage treatments from Tzu Chi’s TCM medical volunteers at her home every week. Her condition...

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Helping a Terminal Patient Live with Comfort and Peace

Helping a Terminal Patient Live with Comfort and Peace

As a palliative care nurse, Jacqueline Khoo made painstaking efforts to help her terminal patient, Madam Tan, live a quality life with peace and comfort in her remaining days during the last stage of her life.

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

My Nurse is My Last Friend

My Nurse is My Last Friend

Terminal patient Chua Lye Hock used to throw tantrums and lash out at his nurse, Nancy Tan, but the latter took all his emotional outbursts gracefully. Deeply touched by Nancy’s sincerity and care, Chua bonds with her in a friendship that he cherishes...

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

The First TIMA Dental Conference on Humanistic Medicine

The First TIMA Dental Conference on Humanistic Medicine

The Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore) held its first ever TIMA Dental Conference themed, “Tempering Hardware with Heartware” on 26 August 2018.

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

A Workshop that Instills Professionalism and Humanistic Care

A Workshop that Instills Professionalism and Humanistic Care

A dental assistant plays an important role in helping the dentist. Thus, a workshop that aimed to enhance the skill set of dental assistants was specially held at Tzu Chi’s TIMA Dental Conference themed "Tempering Hardware with Heartware".

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

 Joint Efforts and Good Vibes at the TIMA Dental Conference

Joint Efforts and Good Vibes at the TIMA Dental Conference

TIMA members comprising healthcare professionals staged sign language performances and skits, and took on the roles of coordinators, table leaders, etc. at the TIMA Dental Conference held in Orchard Hotel.

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Preserving Moments of Love: Terminal Patient Celebrates Golden Wedding Anniversary with Wife

Preserving Moments of Love: Terminal Patient Celebrates Golden Wedding Anniversary with Wife

An elderly terminal patient had a wish to have his 50th wedding anniversary photos taken in advance, as he was not sure if he could live for another two years to celebrate the special occasion with his wife. And we heard his wish…

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

United in Efforts to Promote Blood Donation to Save Lives

United in Efforts to Promote Blood Donation to Save Lives

During a quarterly blood donation drive held by Tzu Chi Singapore, volunteers not only invited their friends to help promote the event to the public, but they also donated blood themselves.

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

NTU Students’ Graduation Project Benefits the Elderly

NTU Students’ Graduation Project Benefits the Elderly

Four NTU girls transformed the topic they had chosen for their graduation project into a call to action by collaborating with Tzu Chi to provide pneumococcal vaccination for the elderly.

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation