Group starts Jom Penang Sihat to offer TCM services online

PENANG Chinese Town Hall (PCTH) has joined forces with a few organisations, including the Padang Kota state constituency, to initiate a new health programme called ‘Jom Penang Sihat’.

The programme, which is jointly organised by the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) and Malaysia Northern Region Students and Alumni Association, encourages the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

PCTH chairman Datuk Seri Khor Teng How said in the face of the raging pandemic and while the government has some effective measures put in place, TCM would act as an additional alternative option.

“We hope that the JOM Penang Sihat! online anti-pandemic complementary Chinese medicine services can relieve the symptoms of infection and enhance resistance in patients,” said Khor.

He was speaking during a virtual press conference to announce the programme on Monday.

Khor said patients can visit the Chinese medicine practitioners online.

With the support of a professional team, the practitioners would be able to prescribe supplements based on the patients’ condition.

A total of 30 TCM practitioners would join the programme voluntarily to use Chinese medicine and related medical clinics as designated stations throughout Penang island and mainland.

Those interested can register at or call the hotline service at 010-307 7513.

Also present at the press conference was BUCM, Malaysia Northern Region Students and Alumni Association chairman Tan Pin Tin.

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