Love D’ Charity Dinner 2017 -Ms. Sim Ann
Love D’ Charity Dinner 2017
9th December 2017
Message from our Guest of Honour
Ms. Sim Ann
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry
Founded in 1901 by immigrants from Southern China, Sian Chay Medical Institution has been providing free Traditional Chinese Medicine consultation and subsidised medicine to Singaporeans in need, regardless of race or religion.
As Singapore’s population ages, the demand for affordable healthcare services is set to grow. Sian Chay is therefore gearing up by expanding its network of branches. It aims to serve even more people in need of treatment, from its current capacity of over 1,200 patient visits a day, to over 1,500 in the next five years. In addition, Sian Chay has set up a special fund to provide full waiver of its fees for our pioneer generation.
While the Government supports our senior citizens in active ageing, community partners like Sian Chay also play an important role in ensuring that all of us can age gracefully and joyfully. The work of Sian Chay in volunteer engagement and extending help to our seniors, makes Singapore a more caring and inclusive home for everyone. It exemplifies the spirit of SG Cares – a national movement to inspire all Singaporeans to look out for one another, and ensure that no one is left behind.
To all donors and volunteers of Sian Chay – thank you very much for your contribution. I hope you will continue to support Sian Chay in serving our society through their core values of “Forgiveness, Universal Love, Compassion, Gratitude and Blessing”.