Marsiling Care Project
The Marsiling Care Project, organized by Marsiling Grassroots organisations, sponsored by Sian Chay Medical Institution, SalesWorks and Food from the Heart, distributed 1010 packs of food and daily necessities in 5 zones in Marsiling and catered delicious buffets for residents from rental flats.
Marsiling grassroots adviser, Mr Zaqy Mohamad, Minister of State for National Development and Manpower, expressed his gratitude to Sian Chay Medical Institution, Salesworks and Food from the Heart for their support. He especially thanked SalesWorks team for their assistance and hosting the event. He also shared the location of Sian Chay Marsiling Branch with the residents and expressed thanks to Sian Chay Medical Institution for providing quality Chinese medicine services to the Marsiling residents. Chairman Toh Soon Huat JP encouraged residents to visit Sian Chay for healthcare, and also invited the residents to share more about Sian Chay services with their families and friends and take good care of their own health. Chairman Toh also thanked Minister Zaqy Mohamad and grassroots leaders for supporting Sian Chay and hosting the event in Marsiling. Many thanks to Marsiling grassroots organisations for their assistance and help to Sian Chay Marsiling Branch.
Sian Chay Medical Institution is a social enterprise operated by societal management to provide social service.
The 118-year-old Sian Chay Medical Institution has 15 branches islandwide, serving over 1,400 patient visits daily, supported 4 wellness centres for residents to exercise regularly. It has received widespread recognition by patients and benevolent people in society.
Sian Chay has been actively participating in the charitable activities of community organisations, civic groups and community centres, etc., promoting health awareness, encouraging fitness activities. It has also engaged professional hairdressers to provide free haircut service for the elderly at the branches, distributed multi-purpose walking aid umbrellas, daily necessities, food goodie bags, eco tote bags, etc. To give back to society, Sian Chay also strives to promote racial harmony and social stability. Everyone should cherish the social civilization, social progress and social stability. Everyone should care for each other, get along with each other, and jointly create a world of prosperity, love, and compassion. Charity must be sustainable. A seed of charity and bright vision will be sown in the hearts of the young generation, to let more people know about Sian Chay and thus more needy people receive help and feel the care from society.
Toh Soon Huat JP, Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution, said, “At Sian Chay, helping a patient is equivalent to helping a family. As we all know, when one family member is sick, everyone in the family will be affected, especially in the case of stroke or cancer. We are now taking care of 300 cancer patients and we give them pro bono treatment.
When anyone in a big family is sick, the whole family’s life and mood will be greatly affected and impacted, especially for poor families. Helping a family will bring happiness and peace to all those around.
A person’s physical and mental health are related to his lifestyle and diet. If you have a lot of hatred in your heart every day, or if you have a lot of dissatisfaction, jealousy, or comparison, you will experience a lot of internal struggles.
“Forgiveness, compassion, universal love, gratitude, and blessings” are very important to life, because these core values of Sian Chay can affect the life of people . If we understand it, we can turnaround big problems into small ones and resolve small ones to disappear.
Sian Chay Medical Institution is a Chinese medicine charity platform and has always adhere to the five core values: “Forgiveness, Universal Love, Compassion, Gratitude and Blessings”, in support of the nation building and fostering a harmonious society. Sian Chay also promotes its beliefs that “Nation Progresses, Family Prospers; Family Harmony, Successful Endeavours”, and that “Forward with the Nation, Bonding with the People”. Sian Chay actively supports charity causes by participating in activities organized by community organistions, civic groups and community centres to give back to society.
Toh Soon Huat, JP shared, “I think we should always improve ourselves, and help those in need with your resources, experience and wisdom, so that they could live with a better life and environment .
In helping others, we also help ourselves and enhanced our philosophy and gratitude, which we do not realise. Only when we really get involved to help the people in need, seeing happy smiles, we will feel the joy, bright vision and compassion in our heart. It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Charity is not about you and me. It is about the public when everyone participate in it. We look forward to benevolent people from all walks of life to assist Sian Chay to expand our medical service to the public. Let’s work together with gratitude.