APPNA holds free health care day in Hoover

APPNA offers free health care

Free flu shots, health screenings, and lab work were all offered Saturday in Hoover. The Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America, or APPNA held its annual National Health Care Day at the Hoover Crescent Islamic Center.

Doctors tell ABC33/40 they served 124 patients. The group says there are many people who don't have insurance or find it difficult to get an appointment to see a doctor. That's why they offer the free services.

"We want to make sure our citizens, just like us, know we are part of this community we are not here just to only have a better life we are here to serve our communities and give back as well," said Physician Ehtsham Haq.

APPNA held free health care clinics in 30 locations across the U.S. Saturday and one in Canada.

The event in Hoover also featured fun games and food outside.

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