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Pre-med student organizes free health fair in Wilmington

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A 21-year-old pre-med student is organizing a free clinic for low-income and homeless people in Wilmington this Saturday.


Kiran Smith is a junior at West Chester University in Pennsylvania who grew up in Delaware and volunteers at a monthly food drive in Wilmington.

She said the free health fair is way to use her interest in medicine to give back to the community.    


“I wanted to start a project that I could keep going even after I become a physician. And this is what made me think of doing this free health fair,” she said. 


Kiran used her connections in the medical community to assemble a volunteer team of physicians, nurses and health professionals.

They’ll be doing a series of screenings, including blood pressure and HIV tests.


Healthcare representatives from Walgreens and Novo Nordisk will also be on hand to help people sign up for Medicaid and other forms of health coverage.

Kiran is expecting to serve around 100 people this Saturday. If successful, she'd like to make it an annual event. 

The clinic is at the Be Ready Jesus is Coming Church in downtown Wilmington this Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00.