Navigation Links
RAM Ohio Free Medical Clinic Cancelled Due to Swine Flu Outbreak
Date:4/28/2009

CLEVELAND, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The organizers of a massive community-wide event offering free health, vision, and dental care to the underinsured and un-insured originally planned for this weekend has been cancelled. RAM Ohio (Remote Area Medical), ramohio.org, the group behind the event, received recommendations from both the Ohio Department of Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health not to move ahead with the event due to the spreading threat of swine flu infection.

"We were strongly advised by both the State and County health departments not to move forward with this event, due to the escalation of swine flu cases in the United States during the past 12 hours," said RAM Ohio organizer Zac Ponsky. "Our purpose from the very beginning was to promote the health and wellness of our community, and we would do nothing that could potentially put our neighbors at risk. Our group of 2000 volunteers, including 1100 health care professionals, remain very committed to the cause of providing health care to those in need. We will continue to advocate on their behalf in a way that helps to address this critical community problem."

Ponsky said that any decision about a re-scheduled event date has not been addressed and won't be until after the swine flu outbreak has passed.

The event was organized to bring together doctors, nurses, and additional medical personnel to offer free medical, dental, and vision care to the uninsured and underinsured. Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and MetroHealth, as well as other hospitals and private practices in Northeast Ohio, had mobilized to provide more than 1,100 doctors, nurses, and medical, dental and vision professionals during the two days, scheduled for May 2-3 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, OH.

Updates on the swine flu can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/.

    Contact: Zac Ponsky
    440.773.2938 (Cell)
    zac@ramohio.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE RAM Ohio
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AmeriCares Sending Medical Aid to Texas & Mexico
2. Harvard Medical School Releases Special Health Report on Swine Flu
3. Number of Matches Played Determines Teen Tennis Players' Risk for Medical Withdrawal
4. Guidelines for medical home demonstrations released by major physician groups
5. Statement by Christine K. Cassel, MD, President and CEO of the ABIM Foundation on the Institute of Medicine Report: Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice
6. BioTech Medical Well-Positioned to Immediately Respond to Swine Flu Emergency with SDC-Based SpectraSan 24 Disinfectant
7. Consumer Watchdog: U.S. Senate Records Reveal Google Inc. Lobbying Campaign on Personal Medical Records Law Despite Internet Giants Denials
8. Richard E. Smith, M.D., Installed as President of Michigan State Medical Society
9. New Medical Study Establishes First-Ever Long-Term Benefits for Macular Degeneration Sufferers Using Macular Health Vitamin Supplement
10. Audience Generation, LLC Launches MedBuzz for Texas Medical Association
11. AGA Medical Corporation Launches Fourth Web-Based Stroke Education and Awareness Video Featuring Professional Football Player Tedy Bruschi
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... MEDI+SIGN®, ... announced today that a new solution for Emergency Departments (ED) has been added ... space in Emergency Department examination rooms, and with a simplified pallet of information ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... After enjoying record-breaking attendance at its ... its 33rd Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 2-3, 2017, at the ... conference is “Persistent Challenges and New Opportunities: Using Research to Accelerate the Dialogue." ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Plainsboro, NJ (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... patients, cancer centers and advocacy groups, has aligned with Upstage Lung Cancer in efforts ... In making the announcement, Michael J. Hennessy, Jr said, “CURE Media Group is honored ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Launching of ... Unified Instance Manager architecture, meeting the needs of multichannel growth and doubling ... unattended auto-dialing system without agents, Presence Robodialer, provides greater operational capacity, administrative ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Today’s patients are encouraged ... in mind, SIGVARIS has created a new line of anti-embolism stockings to help ... provide the benefits of graduated compression when transitioning from recovery to early rehabilitation. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... Dec 9, 2016 Research and Markets ... 2016-2020" report to their offering. ... The report forecasts the global optical transceiver ... 2016-2020. The report covers the present scenario and ... To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... Dec. 9, 2016  Harmar Mobility, LLC announced today that Steven ... of the Board of Directors. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161209/447552 ... ... Mr. Dawson,s executive career includes ... across a variety of industries. He brings to the company deep ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... Dec. 9, 2016 aTyr Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... of Physiocrine-based therapeutics to address severe, rare diseases, today announced that ... BMO Prescriptions for Success Healthcare Conference at the InterContinental Barclay Hotel ... 14, 2016, at 4:20 p.m. ET. About aTyr ... aTyr ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: