Mobile Clinic Brings Medicine To Miners

PILGRIM, Ky. (AP) - A new mobile clinic is getting medicine to the sick coal miners in remote parts of eastern Kentucky.

Doctor Raymond Wells helped create the clinic that visits five mines owned by Alliance Coal, an Oklahoma-based company.

The van is stocked with an E-K-G machine, a defibrillator and a multitude of vaccines and medicines. It also includes a video camera that allows Wells to examine his patients at the mine sites from his
office in Inez.

A spokesman for the Kentucky Coal Association says the program
may be the first of its kind in Kentucky.


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