LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Wednesday appealed to the medical students and young doctors to volunteer their services to the Punjab government for protecting the lives of their brethrens who are in distress on account of floods and rains in different parts of the province and faced with serious epidemic diseases. The CM said epidemic diseases might spread out at a large scale in flood-affected areas and Punjab government has evolved effective strategy to control such diseases. He said medical teams comprising specialist doctors have reached these areas and medicines worth millions of rupees have been provided in hospitals, dispensaries and relief camps. He said fumigation should be carried out in those areas by helicopter where medical teams cannot reach due to destruction of roads. The chief minister expected that due to big number of affectees, a large number of doctors and paramedical staff would be needed to meet this challenge in the coming days and appealed to the doctors and other staff to get themselves registered voluntarily in the office of Secretary Health for the service to the flood-affectees. Later on, addressing to the affectees at Jampur, the CM said he has issued instructions to the administration to provide two times meal to the affectees at Iftar during holy month of Ramzan. He said that number of affectees is not less than 20 million and these people have high hopes from their 150 million brethrens. He hoped that the nation should demonstrate the same spirit, which it had displayed at the time of earthquake of 2005. The chief minister was given a briefing by the administration regarding flood situation at Kot Addu. He was informed that roads of Layyah, Daira Din Panah and Kot Addu have been opened and all marooned people have been evacuated from these areas. Officers directed to pay full attention to relief activities Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has directed all the high ranking administrative and police officers including divisional commissioners that they should pay their full attention to provide relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees. The CM also said that there was no need of accompanying him during his visits to flood-hit areas. He directed that only those officers should be present during his visits who were practically engaged in relief activities at local level whereas other officers should continue relief activities in their respective areas.