County expanding healthcare
Tunica County’s healthcare system will add satellite clinics in two locations in an effort to better reach citizens in rural areas.
Healthcare CEO Seandria Cobbins got the go-ahead for Project Outreach from supervisors last week to offer medical services at the Dundee and White Oak rec centers. Cobbins said there are many diabetics in Tunica County who are not following physicians’ plans of treatment and that extra education and monitoring is needed. Cobbins said the extra cost would be $3,000 to $4,000 per month, but that the clinics are running “well within the budget.” She added that she was applying for a National Institutes of Health grant that may pay for some of the extra costs.