The opening ceremony of Yio Chu Kang Branch and Wellness Centre was a great success. The Yio Chu Kang constituency has undergone new changes.
Saturday, 4th May 2019
On 4th May at 9.30 am, the opening ceremony of Yio Chu Kang Branch and Wellness Centre was an overwhelming success. Dr. Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and a Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRC , and Grassroots Adviser of the grassroots organizations attended and officiated at the opening ceremony. Mr. Teng Jui Hwee, Chairman of Yio Chu Kang Citizens’ Consultative Committee, Mr. Zheng Lisheng, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Mr. Toh Soon Huat, JP, Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution, Dr. Dato’ Seri Dr. Derek Goh, BBM, Director Jackson Teo PBM, Mr. Raymond Chua, Mr. Clifton Yong Ms. Annie Gan PBM, and over 300 sponsors and residents attended and participated in the event.
At the opening ceremony, Dr. Koh Poh Koon said: “I am very grateful to Sian Chay and their team for serving the elderly in our division! He also said that after the 2015 General Election when I was elected as your Member of Parliament, when I visited the constituency, I found that there was a former kindergarten premises left vacant for a long time and not in use. It was a pity to leave it to waste. I talked with Dr. Toh about this. He said that there are many elderly people in our constituency. It is so inconvenient to visit a doctor. It is better to build a TCM clinic here. On one hand, we can utilise the vacant premises. On the other hand, we can solve the problem of the residents’ difficulty in seeking medical appointment. I think this idea is very good, so we have our Yio Chu Kang branch of Sian Chay Medical Institution today.
Chairman Toh Soon Huat said: “Dr. Toh Soon Huat is a person with social responsibility. He always thinks for the people. With the establishment of Yio Chu Kang Branch, the people will enjoy the benefits. This is because everyone’s welfare in his heart, thank you Dr. Koh Poh Koon for inviting us here to open the Sian Chay Medical Institution branch and Wellness Centre to take care of the residents. At the same time, I also hope that residents and friends will introduce their neighbours who need healthcare.
Helping one person is equal to helping one whole family. The mood of the whole family of the sick member will be affected. Our mission is to help patients get relief from suffering, relieve their pain, and foster a healthy and happy family and a harmonious society.
Sian Chay has also always been active in community charity activities, promoting health awareness, encouraging healthy lifestyle activities, distributing brochures in four languages, letting them know about Sian Chay and enjoying good service. We have also hired professional hairdressers to give regular haircuts to the elderly at the branches, distributes the goodie bags etc, and paying attention to the physical and mental wellness of the senior citizens.
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Koh Poh Koon, Chairman of the Yio Chu Kang Citizens’ Consultative Committee, Mr. Deng Ruihui, community leaders, thank you Honourable Chairmen, Directors, Charity Ambassadors, Benevolent Ambassadors of Love and the physicians and tuina therapists who worked quietly on the frontline. Thank you, colleagues. Unity is strength. Everyone works hard together to save lives, relieve the hardships, and work hard for a hundred years. ”
To respond to the needs of the residents, the Yio Chu Kang Branch officially commenced service on 25th October 2016. The branch has been in service for three years since. At present, the branch has two physicians, one tuina therapist and two TCM assistants. The average number of patients at Yio Chu Kang branch is about 80. As of 30th March 2019, 65,335 patient visits were served in three years, and 60,026 dosages of prescription were dispensed to the low-income families who have applied for help.
The renovation expenses of this branch ($200,000) are fully sponsored by the Serial System Group, the Executive Chairman and Group CEO, Vice Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution Dato’ Seri Dr. Derek Goh BBM, Datin Seri Christina Au and his family and Zhi Zhen Tan Dao Xue Hui (Singapore).
Led by Dato’ Seri Dr. Derek Goh, Serial System Group and Zhi Zhen Tan also pledged to adopt Yio Chu Kang Branch for 3 years (2019, 2020, 2021) at $200,000 per year.
The Sian Chay Medical Institution currently has 15 branches serving over 1,200 patients daily, and supports four Wellness Centres serving 10,000 residents attending various recreational activities yearly. From 2014 to 2017, Sian Chay served about 980,000 patient visits and dispensed 1.81 million dosages of prescription. In the next five years (2018-2022), the number of patient visits is estimated at 2.5 million, and the number of prescription dosages is estimated at 4.8 million.
Trust, action, attitude and conduct form the integrity and virtues of charity work.
Sian Chay Medical Society is a social enterprise that operates by societal management and provides social service.
We sincerely appeal to everyone to share charitable resources and serve the public. with the Sian Chay Medical Institution Traditional Chinese Medicine Charity Platform.
At the same time, we hope that everyone will share the platform of charity Chinese medicine institutions, such as Sian Chay Medical Institution, with more people, let more people know about Sian Chay, understand Sian Chay, and make Sian Chay better. Let more people join Sian Chay to go forward together, do more good deeds, give back to the society, benefit the people, and create a harmonious and beautiful social atmosphere.
During the event, special daily essentials packs and lunch boxes were also prepared for the residents. Mr. Jackson Teo, President of the Performing Artistes Association, led the performing guests of the Performing Artistes Association to bring you the classic songs.