More than 300 emergency cases on Eid first day in Qatar

September 12, 2010

More than 300 people were treated mainly for stomach ailments on the first day of Eid, health officials from the emergency department at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in Qatar said.

Most of the treated people fasted during the 30 days of Ramadan and suffered indigestion and irritable bowels when they consumed heavy food on Eid day, medical sources said.

Doctors were prepared for such minor emergencies because they normally receive dozens of cases of stomach upsets and indigestion immediately after Ramadan each year.

Doctors said people who fast during Ramadan should mostly rely on liquid and fibrous diets on Eid day to make sure their system is back to normal.

The other cases the emergency department received on the first day of Eid were related to heart attacks, flues and minor accidents, Qatari daily The Peninsula reported.

No serious injuries or deaths were reported and most of the cases were referred to the emergency section between 6am and 2pm.

Five minor road accident cases were referred to the emergency section on the first day of Eid.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
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  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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