HMC emergency sees influx of patients suffering after ‘excessive meat eating’
Hamad Medical Center’s emergency unit has seen more than 1,300 patients in the first two days of Eid holidays, many of them complaining of stomachaches and related ailments.
The Peninsula reports:
Doctors said since most people eat mutton, which being sheep’s meat contains huge amounts of fat, excessive meat-eating causes stomach upsets. Also, people tend to eat quite fast and this hampers digestion.
People began pouring into the emergency unit from early Sunday afternoon with most of them complaining of stomach ailments and their number rose significantly yesterday.
On Sunday, the cardiac care division at the emergency unit treated some seven cases until 6pm and one of the patients died.
On a semi-related note, the holidays have also caused a bad (worse?) driving spree on Qatar roads, resulting in the death of one young national and several injuries around town.
The dark side of celebrating, indeed.