Message from Chairman – Mr. Toh Soon Huat JP
Dear our Guest of Honour Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Dr Koh Poh Koon, Organising Chairman Mr Kelvin Toh, Mr & Mrs Lim Teck Bin, ladies and gentlemen, good evening, everyone! Thank you for taking the time to attend and support today’s charity dinner. Season Greeting for the Dragon Boat Festival.
Gratitude to Mr Kelvin Toh’s effort to do fund raising for Sian Chay Medical Institution. Thank you for the compassionate love and dedication; and spreading the positive energy of charity.
Sian Chay Medical Institution has been providing free Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consultation. Currently 15 Branches islandwide serving about 1,200 patients daily. Full wavier for Pioneer Generation patients and those with financial difficulties may apply for medical wavier.
In the past 4 years (2014-2017) Sian Chay has served an aggregate of 973,093 patient visits and dispensed 1,816,683 dosages of prescription.
In the next 5 years (2018-2022), the no. of patient visits and dosages of prescription are expected to increase to 2.5 million and 4.8 million respectively.
Helping a person is equivalent to helping a family. Any person in a big family falls sick, the family’s mood will be affected. Our mission is to help the patients seek relief from suffering and gain happiness, and foster a blissful family. Thereby fostering social and racial harmony.
I am also very grateful to our Guest of Honour, Dr Koh Poh Koon, who have visited the Yio Chu Kang Branch several times to meet the residents and understand their health condition during the operation of the Yio Chu Kang Branch.
Special appreciation to our Vice Chairman, Dato’ Seri Dr. Derek Goh BBM, Chairman of Serial System Ltd for his kind sponsorship of $200,000 for the set-up and renovation costs.
Sian Chay Medical Institution is a welfare charity organization with a history of more than 100 years providing free Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consultation and subsidized medicine for the community.
Through Sian Chay platform to promote racial harmony and social stability. Racial harmony is the cornerstone of social cohesion, social consciousness, social progress and social development. Everyone should treasure and contribute to the racial harmony, building a beautiful nation, fostering loving care, friendship, sharing quality life and build a prosperous Singapore.
Be grateful and Cherish life. We are grateful to the patients who visited Sian Chay, as we are given the opportunity to serve them. They give us the opportunity to learn, grow and ascend, at the same time fulfilling our responsibilities and duties as citizens.
Rapid social progress and great changes in the environment. The government is already thinking of ways to serve the people. As citizens, we should also assist the government with our responsibilities and strengths. Money or energy, give whatever you have to help. Do not fail to commit an act of kindness just because it is small in scale.
With universal love and gratitude, we join hands with you to promote the spirit of philanthropy.
To share with you on a endowment fund raising dinner last month, Dato’ Dr. Tan Patron of Crocodile Foundation has made the largest single donation of $2 million to Sian Chay Medical Institution to support the establishment of the Memorial Endowment Fund. Indeed, I am so inspired when Dato’ Tan modestly stated that it is a ‘humble’ donation to support this charity cause.
I am also motivated by Dato’ Dr. Tan’s philanthropy spirit that doing charity is from the heart. Everyone can just do their best by donating within their means, big or small. We do not have to compare how much our donations are. Finally, what impressed me most are Dato’ Dr. Tan’s words of wisdom, “When doing charity we donate with pleasure”.
Dato’ Dr. Tan staying low profile, not going after glory and humble. His humility is admirably. He is a role model for everyone.
I would like to thank members of the public, government agencies, government officials, sponsors, Honourable Chairmen, Directors, Charity Ambassadors, Benevolent Ambassadors, and Sian Chay’s team for their support for all these years.
Not forgetting our physicians, therapists and colleagues, heart-felt gratitude to you all. Unity is strength. Everyone working together. Rescue & Life-saving. 100 Years of Service with Benevolence and Professionalism.
Sian Chay Medical Institution Social Enterprise Societal Management Social Service
Sharing with others the Sian Chay’s TCM platform in serving the community.
With Blessing and Gratitude. Wishing you a pleasant evening.