Post updated 9/1/10 with service statistics for Port Sulphur, Louisiana – Plaquemines Parish:
674 patients were registered (37 children)
970 services were provided, including:
- 231 general medical care
- VISION – 45 exams only, 321 exams and eye-glasses
- DENTAL – 51 exams only, 83 cleanings, 307 extractions, 143 fillings
112 Volunteers provided a total value of medical care ~ $143,384.00!
Remote Area Medical (RAM), in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals/Office of Public Health, is conducting a Medical Relief Event for residents of the New Orleans area Parishes of Orleans, St. Bernard, and Jefferson from August 27-29.
The event is sponsored by RAM to commemorate the 5th Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and to provide relief for individuals affected by the BP Oil Spill.
No cost health care, dental care and eye care will be provided to attendees. Specific services provided are listed below:
- Dental – Cleanings, fillings, and extractions
- Vision – Eye exam, frames, and glasses made on-site
- Medical – General medical consultations, women’s health and appropriate referrals to specialty clinics or for follow up
- Pharmacy – On site prescription fills are available for prescriptions written by a RAM health care provider as long as supplies last
RAM is a publicly supported all-volunteer charitable organization comprised of volunteer doctors, nurses, pilots, veterinarians and support workers.
The Lions Clubs of District 12-N have a long-standing relationship of helping RAM provide free medical services to those in need, including prior mission events to New Orleans since 2005. On this trip are:
- Lion Jim McFarland (West Knox Lions Club)
- Lion Hubert Thompson (West Knox Lions Club)
- Glenda Cannon (Karns Lioness Club)
Comment below and thank or send good wishes to our volunteers!
Check back as this post will be updated with service statistics after the RAM mission is completed.