Polyclinic Hospital, the second largest hospital in the Capital, received a record number of patients in its emergency ward during the Eid Holidays.
Talking to The Express Tribune, Polyclinic Spokesman Dr Sharif Astori said that during the Eid holidays, the hospital received 4,200 patients in its emergency ward, an average of 900 per day.
“This was for the first time that during Eid such a large number of patients came to the emergency ward of the hospital as in past the number remained less,” he said.
The reason for this was that unlike previous years, many people chose to stay in Islamabad instead of returning to their hometowns.
Dr Astori said that majority of the patient came with stomach problems like diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, cramps and inflammation among others. A number of patients with flu, sore throat and fever also came in.
“After Ramazan, people follow reckless eating habits, due to which they suffer from different stomach problems and other diseases,” he said.
The same reason is for flu as people prefers chilled beverages and spicy food.
“After Ramazan, the body requires some time to get back on a normal routine, but a majority of people do not care about this and just stuff themselves with all sort of foods,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 6th, 2011.
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