Over 4,000 visit Karachi hospitals due to overeating on Eid

The Health Department said that people went to private and government hospitals complaining of diarrhoea, dehydration and vomiting after the festival marked by traditional feasts.

By: PTI | Karachi | Published:September 15, 2016 8:54 pm

Over 4,000 people went to private and government hospitals due to ailments linked to overeating on Eid-ul Azha in Karachi, the capital of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province.

The Health Department said that people went to private and government hospitals complaining of diarrhoea, dehydration and vomiting after the festival marked by traditional feasts.

More than 2,200 people visited Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Complex, 1,000 people went to Civil Hospital Karachi, 500 had visited to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Geo TV reported, quoting a spokesman for the Health Department.

Due to overeating gastro, dehydration, vomiting are common on Eid-ul-Azha, Deputy Director Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Dr Huma Ahmed said, adding that people should take minimum meal and try to avoid eating oily and junk food.

Director Health Karachi Dr Shakoor Abbasi suggested that people should take vegetables in lunch and dinner beside meat or mutton and avoid soft drink specially heart, diabetic and hypertension patients.

Approximately 1,000 people also visited hospitals for injuries sustained while sacrificing animals.

Eid-ul-Azha or Bakrid or was celebrated across Pakistan on Tuesday.