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3rd Medical Outreach

24 October 2009 6 Comments

Saturday, 24th October 2009  was the date of our 3rd Medical Outreach. Originally it was scheduled much earlier but the outbreak of H1N1 put it on hold. This time around, our focus was on The Prevention of Osteoporosis.

By the time we got to the church just before 2 p.m., a small crowd had already registered and more were trickling in. God is good. The trickle soon became a steady flow of people from all walks of life. By 2.15 p.m. most of the seats in the hall upstairs had been filled up. We planned for 100 bone scans but 120 scans were done, not inclusive of those done for church members. Two drug companies, Eli Lily and Servier sponsored the bone scans. We thank them for their support.

Door gifts were given to the first 100 people who signed up. Different rooms were set up for the screening. We had 6 rooms operational – each it’s own purpose; taking height and weight, history taking, bone scans and counselling by the docs from our church.

Pastor started the session with a prayer. Everyone got down to ‘business’ soon after. Experience gained from the previous Medical Outreach was put to good use. The afternoon had a few glitches but generally the whole programme ran smoothly.

We stopped the scans for the talk given by Dr. Choy and translated into Mandarin by Dr. Lim, our sweet young doc. 8) We had a very attentive audience. The talk was followed by a session of Q & A which showed that the people were responsive to this Medical Outreach. Then we had Quiz time. Those who answered were given a little prize.

After that, we continued with the bone scans. Add that the scans done for our church members, I think the reps from Eli Lily and Servier scanned 150 people. While the second round of scans were carried out, those who wanted clarification and counselling were encouraged to seek counselling and advice from the docs.

The scans were also a good reminder to many of us to be watchful of our health. The talk was informative and an apt reminder to many of us to take care of our bones.

And then we had our makan… there was a slight glitch here. Food arrived a little late but in the end, everyone was served their tea. All in all, I’d say it was a good opportunity to fellowship with the people around this area.

The good response is a reminder to us of the difference that we can make within our community. The harvest is there… and there is a lot we can do to contribute to our community.

We would like to extend our thanks for all those who came to give a hand. Working together as one body in Christ made this possible. But it would be good for us to look into the glitches and also work to make such future endeavours better.

6 Comments »

  • Daniel Kopial said:

    This is what uncle Andy suggested: Prizes for top 5 highest bone density scores! Haha…good to encourage more ppl to do the scan.

  • admin (author) said:

    I thought high bone density is ‘prize’ enough ad…. LOL!

  • Lim Siew Lan said:

    From the video clip I can see that the people that came this time around comprised many new faces , unlike the last 2 which saw many repeat ‘clients’ from the first medical project.This is very encouraging cause it means that people are not so diffident about coming to WMC premise. Remember the 1st medical project where church members outnumbered guests?

  • admin (author) said:

    That is good, no? May we all catch the same fire, the same vision…… 8)

  • Lee Kok Tee said:

    It was a very encouraging response by the people from the community and also an equally encouraging response of our church folks who worked together for the success of this 3rd Medical screening for Osteoporosis. God is good and may He bless you all who have helped in one way or another. It is great to be part of the Body of Christ serving others together.

  • Doreen Khoo said:

    The clarity of the clip is excellent unlike many U tube clips we see on the net. Well done! :)

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