Hundreds get treatment at 1st ever Monroe RAM clinic

(WBIR - Madisonville) Hundreds of people received free medical, dental and vision check ups this weekend in Monroe County thanks to Remote Area Medical.

This weekend was also the first time RAM hosted a clinic in Monroe County in 20 years and more than 700 events. In all, RAM says more than 800 patients were treated during the two-day clinic.

Remote Area Medical not only treats people in east Tennessee, but all over the world. Volunteers say the need for better service is important everywhere.

"Whether it's here, California, Oklahoma city, the patients will beat us to the clinic grounds and end up in the parking lot before we get the clinic started setting up," said Ron Brewer, Director of Clinics. "Yes, the demand is out there. Our need is out there, and we cannot cover the requests that we get for clinics."

RAM has another clinic coming to east Tennessee in a few weeks. It will be at Chilhowee Park in East Knoxville February 1st and 2nd.


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