|Published: 9:12 AM, 07/15/2013
||Last updated: 9:12 AM, 07/15/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-Assistance is coming for
those in Monroe County who have health needs, but do not have
The Monroe County Health Council is
partnering with Remote Area Medical Clinic (RAM) to set up a clinic
at Sequoyah High School to provide free medical, vision and dental
care. The proposed date for the RAM is Jan. 18-19.
In order to use Sequoyah High School,
however, the Monroe County Board of Education had to approve a
special request on Tuesday night from the Monroe County Health
"It's my understanding that the
policy states that schools can't be used on Sunday," said Ferran
Kefauver. "We're asking for special permission to use the school
RAM is a non-profit, volunteer corps
dedicated to serving mankind by providing free care. Founded in 1985,
RAM is a publicly supported all-volunteer charitable
organization. Volunteer doctors, nurses and support workers
participate in RAM clinics (at their own expense) in remote areas of
the United State and the world.
Kefauver explained that RAM would
benefit many people in the county.
"Doctors and medical staff come in
and perform services for those who do not have insurance free of
charge," she said.
Monroe County Director of Schools Mike
Lowry agreed it was a good program.
"It's a good thing that will help a
lot of people," he said.
The Board of Education did not
hesitate, approving the special request unanimously.
The Advocate & Democrat will
provide additional information on the RAM as details become
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