On Youtube: Tan Lai Yong as seen on “Asians of the Year”
Lai Yong is a Medical Doctor who gave up the comfort and security of life in Singapore to commit himself and his medical expertise towards improving healthcare of children in the villages of Yunnan, China. As Clinical Lecturer at Kunming Medical Centre, his training and leadership is well regarded by the local people and the government. He has worked tirelessly to overcome cultural and other challenging obstacles to train over 500 village doctors. His efforts also include mobilising surgeons from Kunming and Singapore on a regular basis to provide subsidised/free surgery (cleft palate, burns and bone deformities) for over 100 children. This has also been extended to facilitating meaningful ways to link volunteers to needy situations in China and mentoring Singapore youths to look beyond their own needs.
His work is featured as part of “Asians of the Year” – a six-part series from Channel NewsAsia that honours unsung heroes in six categories spanning the environment, social causes, medicine/science, business, education and the arts.
Pray for Dr Tan and his family and for the work he is forging in China, bringing Christian Singaporeans in partnership with the gospel of Jesus Christ.