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“Please entrust your home to us, Grandpa Tan!”

“Please entrust your home to us, Grandpa Tan!”

Tzu Chi Home Care services team members “played the friendship card” with an elderly patient for three years, before they were able to talk him round to allow them to spring-clean his home for the Lunar New Year.

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Restoring Bright Smiles to MINDS Beneficiaries

Restoring Bright Smiles to MINDS Beneficiaries

Providing dental treatment to the intellectually disabled is not an easy feat. On 10th December 2017, a TIMA dental team held its annual free dental clinic for 24 beneficiaries from MINDS Singapore.

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Exemplary Dental Services at Patients’ Bedsides

Exemplary Dental Services at Patients’ Bedsides

During a dental outreach at a nursing home, besides bringing dental services to the bedsides of patients, volunteers also assist in washing, sanitizing, arranging, and packing an array of dental equipment...

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

A Rehabilitation Centre with a Human Touch

A Rehabilitation Centre with a Human Touch

The Tzu Chi Day Rehabilitation Centre is not only a physiotherapy centre, but also a sanctuary where patients and their family members can find a listening ear and much needed emotional support.

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Bringing Dental Care to the Bedside

Bringing Dental Care to the Bedside

On 24th June 2017, Tzu Chi conducted its first dental outreach at Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home and signed an agreement with the institution to provide one year of free monthly dental services to its residents.

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Donating Blood Saves Lives, Have You Donated Yours?

Donating Blood Saves Lives, Have You Donated Yours?

Donating blood not only helps to prolong life for recipients, but can even leave the donors with untold joys and blessings. The blood that flows into the bodies of the infirmed is not just tangible fresh blood, but also carries with it the intangible...

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Tzu Chi Holds First Quarterly Blood Drive at SAFRA

Tzu Chi Holds First Quarterly Blood Drive at SAFRA

Tzu Chi conducts its first blood donation drive in SAFRA Jurong; even an afternoon shower couldn’t douse the donors’ passion to donate blood to save lives!

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Tzu Chi Elicit Smiles from Children at Dental Clinic

Tzu Chi Elicit Smiles from Children at Dental Clinic

“I look forward to this day every year; my child just wishes for people to be around him and make him laugh,” said a mother whose child is a member of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled in Singapore (MINDS). The Tzu Chi International Medical Ass

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Free Dental Services Bring Smiles to Elderly Patients

Free Dental Services Bring Smiles to Elderly Patients

For TIMA (Tzu Chi International Medical Association) members who provide free monthly dental services to the Ren Ci Nursing Home at Bukit Batok, the joyful smiles of their patients is the best form of reward. Though they face many challenges, their attitu

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An ALS Patient Faces Life With Positivity

An ALS Patient Faces Life With Positivity

Back in June 2014, the Tzu Chi Home Care Services team were notified about an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patient. ALS, also commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rare
affliction that causes muscular weakness and atrophy in patients. Suff

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Passing the Baton On in Blood Donations

Passing the Baton On in Blood Donations

At the quarterly blood donation drive held at the Tampines Central Community Club, Tzu Chi volunteers not only met a blood donor who has been donating blood for the past 30 years, they also saw hope for the future in the young donors, who would continue t

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

A Smile from an Elephantiasis Sufferer

A Smile from an Elephantiasis Sufferer

After more than a year of care from the Tzu Chi medical home care team, Salih, an elephantiasis sufferer for the past 20 years, finally walked out of the dark days in his life as his sores started to heal. The team who has been visiting him once a week is

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Tzu Chi Signs MOU with Ren Ci to Provide Free Dental Services

Tzu Chi Signs MOU with Ren Ci to Provide Free Dental Services

On 23rd April 2016, Tzu Chi Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ren Ci Nursing Home located in Bukit Batok Street 52 (which started operations in 2015). The partnership enables dental professionals from the Singapore branch of the Tzu

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Who is Coming Over for the New Year Cleanup?

Who is Coming Over for the New Year Cleanup?

Before the Lunar New Year, many families were busy spring-cleaning their homes. However, this task was a difficult challenge for those plagued with physical or mental illnesses. Such was the case with Tzu Chi beneficiary Grandpa Jiang, who suffers from de

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TIMA Dentists’ Commitment Benefited Over a Hundred

TIMA Dentists’ Commitment Benefited Over a Hundred

Choking back his emotions, TIMA dentist Dr Eugene Tang Kok Weng related, "Having operated the free dental clinic for patients from MINDS (Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore) for eleven years, we see how these children have grown up. Som

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A Bright Smile Begins with Nice Teeth

A Bright Smile Begins with Nice Teeth

Tzu Chi Singapore has been co-operating with the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) to provide home-based medical, nursing, and physiotherapy services to residents who are unable to leave their homes for various reasons. After these services were launched i

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Bone Marrow Donors Pass On Their Love Eternally

Bone Marrow Donors Pass On Their Love Eternally

On 11 July, 2015, the Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore) organized a talk on Bone marrow donation at the Tzu Chi Free Clinic in Redhill, inviting Ms Elise Lee from the Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP) as speaker. Many among the 21 invited attendees register

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TIMA Nurses Receive Healthcare Humanity Award

TIMA Nurses Receive Healthcare Humanity Award

Medicine, being a noble profession to safeguard life and health, is a calling to genuinely care for the sick. It was no wonder that four of Tzu Chi International Medical Association’s (TIMA) nursing professionals received the Healthcare Humanity Award (in

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