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More than 4,000 people visit Karachi hospitals due to overeating on Eid-ul Azha

Over 4,000 people visited private and government hospitals due to overeating on Eid-ul Azha in Karachi, the capital of Pakistan's southern Sindh province. The Health Department confirmed that people went to private and government hospitals

India TV Lifestyle Desk, Karachi [ Published on: September 16, 2016 16:28 IST ]
Eid-ul-Azha was celebrated across Pakistan - India tv
Eid-ul-Azha was celebrated across Pakistan - India tv

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

The Health Department confirmed that people went to private and government hospitals complaining of diarrhoea, dehydration and vomiting.

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.

(With agency input)

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