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Free medical care offered in St. Vincent-sponsored event in Bridgeport

Hundreds of people are getting free medical care in Bridgeport today thanks to a community outreach program. St. Vincent's Medical Center is sponsoring the event, which grants free medical care to

News 12 Staff

Oct 16, 2016, 1:58 AM

Updated 2,831 days ago

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Hundreds of people are getting free medical care in Bridgeport today thanks to a community outreach program.
St. Vincent's Medical Center is sponsoring the event, which grants free medical care to uninsured and underinsured people. Many of whom are part of Bridgeport's homeless population.
Officials at the Geraldine Johnson School in the Hollow section of Bridgeport tell News 12 Connecticut they are very grateful to have such a beneficial event taking place in their gymnasium.
Calvin Fludd, 50, was an innocent bystander at a local business when he was shot four times. He says thanks to this event, he is able to get the follow up medical care he need in his recovery. 
"It's great because you don't get that every day, and where I live, you don't get that at all, so it's a wonderful experience," says Fludd.
The event also offered free shoes, clothing, eyeglasses and foot care for people with conditions like diabetes.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal was on hand to encourage patients to get free medical exams and flu shots, a service he demonstrated himself.
Organizers say more than 500 volunteers, many of them doctors and nurses, are devoting their entire day to getting people care. 
Organizers say attendance at this year's event was the biggest ever.


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