New health clinic to help those affected by oil spill
NEW ORLEANS - A pediatrics clinic and a general care clinic in eastern New Orleans are joining in a new $2.3 million building with a goal of serving communities hurt by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Project coordinator Julie Hoang says many people in the area lost shrimp or fishing jobs after the spill.
Hoang says the New Orleans East Louisiana Community Health Center offers primary care, OB/GYN, mental health and behavioral services and a nutritionist, and can treat 8,000 patients. It has Vietnamese and Spanish interpreters.
More than $1.2 million for the clinic came from a $105 million, four-state program created as part of the medical class action settlement with BP PLC and others. The rest is from community block development grants.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Navigating around the Sunshine Bridge
Sen. Bill Cassidy on St. George: 'You can only support a community...
Deputies use Doritos to lure wayward pig back home
Semi driver, likely asleep at the wheel, drove into a home Sunday...
Extensive damage to Sunshine Bridge means big fix, continued closure