Construction starting on Martin IHS clinic

MARTIN, S.D. (AP) — Construction is starting on an Indian Health Service clinic at Martin.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

The Rapid City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1hJT5qI ) the LaCreek District Clinic will provide daily outpatient care, a pharmacy, laboratory, gynecology and obstetrics clinic, diabetes clinic and a children's mental health clinic.

It will serve members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who now must drive 45 miles to Pine Ridge or 36 miles to Kyle for health care.

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Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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