QUETTA    -    The Balochistan Health Department on Sunday issued a report on the on­going measures regard­ing provision of health facilities to the flood af­fected people and control of epidemics in the calam­ity-hit areas of the prov­ince. According to the report, a total of 454,956 patients were treated through 1,919 medical camps established in the affected districts. The vulnerable sections of the population includ­ing pregnant women and lactating mothers, whose number is 734,600, were provided with necessary medical assistance in medical camps. As many as 1,377,312 children un­der five years of age and 624,408 adults under 18 years of age also ben­efited from these medi­cal camps. The report further said that on the directives of Chief Minis­ter Balochistan Mir Abdul QudusBizenjo, special attention is being paid to meet the nutritional needs of mothers and new-born children in the affected areas. A total of 226 patients were treat­ed in the medical camp by PPHI while other or­ganizations such as PRCS, Mercy Corps, BRSP, Indus Hospital MSF also treated hundreds of patients in the medical camps set up in flood-hit areas. Simi­larly, in order to meet the nutritional needs of malnourished children and women, Balochistan Nutrition Directorate provided nutritional fa­cilities to thousands of women and children in the camps established in these districts with the support of UNICEF.Ac­cording to the report, a vaccination program has also been started to pro­tect the public from epi­demics.