Health care groups offering clinics to Kentuckians impacted by flooding

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Multiple health care and community organizations will be in Knott County, Kentucky on Saturday to provide a free mobile clinics to people impacted by recent flooding.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Marshall Health, Mountain Health Network and World Central Kitchen will have a clinic in the Hundman and Carrie communities. Services will include medical exams, immunizations and over-the-counter medications.

Crews will also distribute flood relief supplies and provide hot meals to people affected by the flooding.

“Understanding that medicine represents a calling to help those in need and being able to put our knowledge and skills into practice when a community is in need represents the altruistic attributes that should be displayed by any physician,” said Dr. Bobby Miller, interim dean of Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

“To see our medical students taking a leading role in these volunteer efforts certainly gives us much to be proud of.”

Medical workers will have equipment to provide tetanus and hepatitis A shots.

Marshall pharmacy school students participated along with one pharmacy school graduate.

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