KARACHI - Pakistan Navy has established a free medical camp at Usta Muhammad, district Jaffarabad, to provide free medical treatment and medicines to the local populace. A Pakistan Navy press release issued here on Wednesday said that the medical camp is an extension of the Navy’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA&DR) efforts to help victims of recent floods in the area. So far, about 3,500 patients suffering from various ailments have been treated which include a large number of women and children.Gynecologist, surgical, medical, eye, ENT (ear/nose/throat) and child specialists and para medical staff are positioned at the camp to provide medical treatment and educate people on prevention from diseases, personal hygiene, sanitation of living areas and mother/child heath related matters. Children are also being vaccinated against epidemics such as diarrhoea, cholera, diphtheria and malaria which may break out in the wake of torrential rains and floods. Deteriorating maternal health is another concerned area to be focused upon. A laboratory and small operation theatre have also been set up for blood, ultrasound, X-ray tests and minor surgeries.Besides medical treatment, Pakistan Navy is also providing ration and relief goods to the flood victims through its own resources. This includes flour, rice, sugar, ghee, clean drinking water and relief goods including clothes, tents, quilts, blankets etc. Efforts are also in hand to collect relief goods from philanthropists to maintain uninterrupted relief supplies in the affected area.