LAHORE - Pakistan Army on Tuesday sent another 24 trucks of relief goods for flood-hit areas of Southern Punjab. The relief items mainly included tents, medicine, food items and bottled water. Pakistan Army has established 22 flood relief camps in various areas of the City. In view of the alarming magnitude and scale of natural catastrophe a sustained supply chain of relief items is continuing from Army relief camps at Lahore to overcome the aftermath of the disaster. According to the official assessment, in addition to the tragic humanitarian consequences, the economic and social impact of the devastating calamity is likely to be further felt when the floodwaters will reduce and the reconstruction phase will set in. A greater contribution from the donors, aid organisations and the general public would then be needed to alleviate the sufferings of distressed brethren. UHS team treats 6,000 patients The medical team and mobile hospitals of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) have treated more than 6,000 patients, mostly women and children, in flood-hit districts of Southern Punjab during last five days. The UHS media coordinator said that the team had been providing treatment including free medicines and safe drinking water to the affected people in tehsil Alipur, Khairpur Saddar and different areas of Muzaffargarh district. The 16-member team, led by USH Director administration Col (retd) Jawaid Iqbal comprised of 6 lady doctors, 3 nurses, and other support staff, will visit different relief camps in Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, DG Khan and Layyah districts in next few days. They will treat the patients suffering from diarrhoea, conjunctivitis and post-traumatic stress. The mobile hospitals are fully equipped with medicines and latest treatment technology. The team is working in close coordination with Army Medical Units and Punjab Health Department.