LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Thanks to Lafayette General Medical Center, treating students is becoming easier.

The Lafayette General Medical Center Foundation has donated the technology to launch a telemedicine clinic at Ossun Elementary, and it has changed how the school nurse's office operates.

Ossun's school nurse, Maurdey Durand, tells KATC-TV ( ) that the program now allows her to connect with a doctor through a TV screen to treat students. And, she says, it's beneficial for the students who, though aren't feeling well, might be well enough to stay in class.

Ossun Elementary is the flagship campus for the technology. Each setup costs between $15,000 and $30,000.

Cian Robinson, the foundation's executive director, says new telemedicine clinics will open in the next 90 days at Carencro Heights Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, and Carencro High.


Information from: KATC-TV,