My Health, My Team – Prevention is better than cure
“My Health, My Team – Prevention is better than cure”
on 25th February 2017, Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC held “My Health, My Team – Prevention better than Cure” activities nearby Marsiling CC. This activity is to raise the awareness of diabetes and promote the idea of “Prevention is better Cure” amongst the residents of the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC and the idea that healthy bodies can lead to live a healthy and happy life.
The Guests of Honour of the event are Speaker of Parliament, Mdm. Halimah Yacob , Minister of National Development and Second Minister for Finance, Mr. Lawrence Wong, Mr. Ong Teng Koon and Mr. Alex Yam MPs for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.
The activity started from 8:30 am and lasted to 11:30 am, and attracted over 2,000 residents to participate. “My Health My Team – Prevention is better than Cure ” event provided residents with a variety of activities such as health screening, dental check up, healthy diet cooking demonstration and other programmes.
Sian Chay Medical Institution provided free Tuina service for the event. To outreach to the residents , Sian Chay assigned six Tuina therapists, six volunteers and three headquarters staff to serve the residents. Sian Chay staff also distributed its Marsiling branch brochures to encourage more residents to visit Marsiling branch at Blk 1 Marsiling Drive #01-59. Mr. Toh Soon Huat, Chairman of Sian Chay was at the event to inspire everyone and to communicate with the residents.
Accompanied by the grassroots leaders, Mdm. Halimah and Mr. Lawrence Wong greeted residents who were waiting for Tuina service. Mdm. Halima was very pleased with the smiling faces and compliments from the residents. She was very grateful to the team headed by Chairman Toh for providing such a good service to the community residents. She hoped that more such activities would be held to take better care of the residents’ health conditions.
This three-hour community event attracted nearly one hundred residents for Tuina therapy services for relaxation. Residents all patiently waited despite the long queue. A total of 139 residents registered for Tuina service.
Mr. Toh Soon Huat, Chairman of Sian Chay, promotes the 5 core values of Sian Chay, which are Forgiveness, Universal Love, Compassion, Gratitude and Blessing, and the commitment of Sian Chay to support the nation building and social harmony. Benefiting from the society, Giving back to the society. Working 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 with the People. Only this way can the society be a better one. It is an important way to payback the society by taking active participation in charity events organized by the civic and community organisations, associations and community centres.