4000 residents of Karachi hospitalized for over eating on Eid-ul-Azha

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KARACHI: Overeating on Eid-ul-Azha earned over 4,000 residents of the city a trip to the hospital.

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

More than 2200 people visited Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Complex (JPMC), 1000 people went to Civil Hospital Karachi , 500 had visited to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, a spokesman for the Health Department confirmed.

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

Director Health Karachi Dr Shakoor Abbasi said 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.