LAHORE: The Punjab Well being Division on Saturday denied there was a excessive variety of hospitalisations resulting from overeating throughout the Eid pageant in Lahore.
In accordance with the well being division, 1,200 folks had been admitted to hospitals throughout the three days of Eid ul Adha versus over 25,000 reported by media.
It mentioned that throughout the three-day holidays, fewer than the standard variety of sufferers complaining of abdomen illnesses got here to hospitals, including that normally a big quantity of individuals come to hunt therapy throughout the Eid season.
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MS Normal Hospital Dr Abdul Razzak mentioned that 823 sufferers with gastrointestinal points got here to the hospital whereas MS Meo Hospital Dr Iftikhar Ahmed put the quantity at 145.
The officers at Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital and Providers Hospital reported 26 and 70 sufferers, respectively.
Greater than 25,000 hospitalised
In accordance with an Arab Information report, over 25,000 folks in Lahore’s metropolitan space alone sought emergency medical assist throughout the first two days of Eid.
“20,600 people have visited the emergency rooms of government-run Mayo Hospital, Jinnah Hospital, General Hospital, Services Hospital, Ganga Ram Hospital, Shahdara Hospital, Government Mian Mir Hospital, Nawaz Sharif Hospital and Kot Khawaja Saeed Hospital since the beginning of Eid holidays,” the publication reported on Friday.
Dr Muhammed Shahzad Hafeez of the Providers Hospital mentioned 3,000 sufferers complaining of heartburn and bloating had been admitted throughout the interval.
“People indulge in heavy meat dishes on Eid, which leads to serious problems in the gastrointestinal tract, like reflux and acidity which could wreak havoc on the body,” Dr Hafeez advised the publication.
“The number of people seeking help at Lahore’s private hospitals was over 5,000,” the report mentioned.