Lahore: 1000 patients are reported in government hospital emergencies during the last 24 hours with the complaint of diarrhea and gastro issues.
Tomorrow is Eid ul Adha in Pakistan and already patients with gastro issues are reporting in hospitals. This is because of the monsoon season in our country. We all know about the overburdened condition of our health care system due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospital emergencies are already full of patients. OPDs are operational highly following the SOPs. In this situation, if we rush towards hospital emergencies with another emerging epidemic of gastroenteritis, imagine the horrific scenario!
So let’s find out the reasons behind the risks associated with this Eid ul Adha in monsoon season during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eating undercooked meat:
This is a common practice, due to lack of time and expertise, people consume undercooked meat on Eid ul Adha. This leads to gastroenteritis (infections of the stomach) due to the presence of infectious germs in the meat or water in which your meal was prepared. Those germs remain alive due to the undercooked condition of your meal. So try to take properly cooked meals.
Eating ONLY meat:
Eating only meat, and avoiding salads, fruits, lentils, leads to severe acidity problems in your digestive system. This may cause nausea, vomiting, heartburn and many other gastric issues.
Eating spicy meals:
Eating spicy meals also triggers gastric irritation and acidity. It is advisable to take meat with yogurt and raw vegetables. But they should also be hygienic in condition. Due to monsoon season, a heavy infestation of house flies is already there. And during the Eid days, these flies can easily contaminate our meals.
Try to prepare your food at home. Don’t go to fancy restaurants for getting roasted mutton legs. As this is not advisable in this COVID-19 pandemic. And on the other hand, due to monsoon season, flies and other sources are contaminating our food in different ways. Try to prepare your meals in hygienic conditions with your own hands.
Eating undercooked organ meats:
Other than the meat of the slaughtered animal, people also like to eat organ meats like liver, kidney, heart, tongue, brain, spleen, etc. Although these organ meats are highly nutritious, they can be the source of infection if not properly cooked. So, try to wash these organs properly and cook them on high flame. Try not to store them in freezers for a longer period.
These above-mentioned points can be the reason behind your gastro during this Eid ul Adha. So try to avoid contaminated food and over-eating while consuming meat.
Similarly, try to introduce the following things in your diet plan during these days;
- Take ispaghol with water to improve your digestion
- Take ginger tea after heavy meals
- Add whole spices in your meat while cooking
- Take baked, boiled, Bar B Q meat instead of fried meat
- Avoid a high amount of salt
- Avoid soft drinks
- Take lemonade
- Take yogurt and raw vegetables with a meal
- Eat fruits
Eat healthy and in a balanced quantity. Its all about your health, that is the most important thing.
Keep the SOPs in your mind during this Eid and avoid the above-mentioned sources of getting ill. So that you can avoid the hospital emergency tours during Eid days.
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