Somerset hospital sends mobile clinic to tornado ravaged Mayfield
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital has sent a mobile clinic from Somerset to Mayfield, where tornadoes caused massive destruction.
A small team of medical professionals is staffing the clinic at the fairgrounds in Mayfield, where trucks with water, food and other supplies are rolling in.
Valerie Allen is a family nurse practitioner at the clinic and said they’ve been treating mostly respiratory illnesses, minor injuries and helping people who lost prescriptions for their medications in the disaster.
She said there are some pharmacies open in the region where people can get prescriptions filled.
Allen said there is one common factor among the local residents coming in for treatment.
“Honestly, the people we have talked to, a lot of them are still in a little bit of shock," said Allen. "The whole situation hasn’t completely hit them. I think they’re totally overwhelmed."
Allen said the mobile clinic has treated some volunteers who’ve been helping deliver supplies and first responders who had minor cuts and bruises.