Health Fiesta at Marsiling
Health Fiesta at Marsiling
On 14th January, 2017, the Marsiling Citizens’ Consultative Committee and the Marsiling Malay Activity Executive Committee jointly organized the “Health Fiesta at Marsiling” at the Marsiling Community Centre. This event was organised to increase the awareness of Marsiling residents on diabetes and the importance of healthy lifestyles.
The Guest of Honour was the Speaker of Parliament, Mdm Halimah Jacob, MP for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. More than 1,000 residents participated in the Health Fiesta. Sian Chay Medical Institution sponsored 1,300 goodie bags worth $ 14,700, and distributed brochures promoting the convenience of Marsiling branch located at Blk 1 Marsiling Drive .
Sian Chay provided free TCM consultation and tuina therapy at the Health Fiesta with 1 physician, 4 tuina therapists, 6 volunteers and 3 headquarter attending to the residents. 7 directors from Sian Chay were in attendance to interact with the residents and distribute the goodie bags.
Mdm. Halimah Jacob, accompanied by Directors and Community leaders, greeted the staff and the residents who were waiting to see physicians and receive tuina therapy . She was very pleased to see the smiling faces and praise of the residents; and she was grateful to the team led by Chairman Mr. Toh for providing such good service to the community. She hoped that, in the future, more similar activities could be held to take better care of the residents’ physical and mental health.
The 3 hour event attracted more than 100 residents to register for a health screening. Our physician provided consultation and tuina therapists provided tuina to help residents to relax physically and mentally. Although the queue was long, the residents were waiting patiently.
A total of 146 residents registered for the health screening, including 35 for internal medicine consultation and 111 for tuina therapy.
Mr. Toh Soon Huat, Chairman of Sian Chay, promotes the 5 core values of Sian Chay, which are Forgiveness, Universal Love, Compassion, Gratitude and Blessings, and the commitment of Sian Chay to provide nation building and social harmony . From the society, for the society. Wishing everyone to work together to take care for the vulnerable and needy by contributing money or labour. Mr. Toh often mentions the concept “Nation Progresses, Family Prospers. Family Harmony, Successful Endeavours. Forward with the Nation, Bonding. It is an important way to payback the society by active participation in charity events organized by civic and community organisations, associations and community centres.