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Over 4,000 visit Karachi hospitals after Eid feast

Over 4,000 people went to private and government hospitals due to ailments linked to overeating on Eid-ul Azha in Karachi. The Health Department said people went to private and government hospitals complaining of diarrhoea, dehydration and vomiting after the festival, marked by a traditional feast.

More than 2,200 people visited the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Complex, 1,000 went to Civil Hospital Karachi, 500 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. 

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