LAHORE On the directions of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, the medical teams of Health Department are providing round-the-clock medical facilities to the flood affectees and so far more than 8,78,000 patients have been treated. The department has also dispatched another consignment of five trucks of medicines to district Muzaffargarh. Secretary Health Fawad Hassan Fawad said that Health Department had been put on high alert to check the epidemics and infectious diseases and for this purpose, the offices of DG Health had been shifted to DG Khan so that the situation could be directly monitored and in case of epidemic trend necessary measures could be adopted promptly. He said that so far 70 trucks of medicines had been provided to the flood affected districts. Moreover, blood screening and vaccination of children and pregnant women was continued. He further told that Provincial Epidemic Response Team (ERT) had completed the visit of medical colleges and the affected districts for providing necessary guideline to the District Response Teams. Meanwhile, Director Health Management Information System Dr Muhammad Anwar Janjua while giving details of relief activities informed that medical teams had treated 1,19,906 patients of gastroenteritis and the lives of 307 patients of snakebites had been saved by administering anti-snake venom. Some 17,64,993 packets of ORS have been distributed among the flood affectees to protect them from gastro whereas, 93,511 people have been vaccinated against different diseases. Dr. Janjua further informed that 70 medical teams of teaching hospitals along with ambulances from different cities including Lahore were also busy in providing medical treatment to the flood affectees. Nation urged to donate generously Ameer Jamaat-ud-Dawa Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has urged the nation to donate generously for the help of flood-affected families during the holy month of Ramazan and on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr. In a statement issued here on Saturday, he said that Dawa would send relief goods comprising essential commodities and new cloth to flood affected areas as part of special Eid package. Hafiz Saeed said that Dawa would establish more tent villages in the flood-hit areas to accommodate affected families. He said that Dawa workers were also lending helping hand to Hindus and Christians affected by worst flood in the history of the country to present real picture of Islam. He said that Dawa had divided affected areas into eight zones for more coordinated and effective relief activities.