Free Healthcare at The Forum Worth $2,821,383

A weeklong free health event at The Forum in Inglewood has provided care to 6,344 men, women and children.

Officials for Remote Area Medical, a Tennessee-based non-profit group, said Wednesday that 3,827 volunteers worked to provide $2,821,383 in services.

A total of 2,274 tooth extractions, 5,438 fillings, 1,984 prescription eyeglasses, 650 pap smears and thousands of medical exams were provided free of charge to needy people.

RAM officials said they had to turn away thousands of patients, many who had camped overnight to be seen by a doctor, despite admitting nearly 1,000 patients every day.

The Los Angeles event marked the first time the medical group held an urban event. RAM typically serves patients in rural America and underdeveloped countries.

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