The Punjab Health Department on Saturday denied there was a high number of hospitalisations due to overeating during the Eid festival in Lahore.
According to the health department, 1,200 people were admitted to hospitals during the three days of Eid ul Adha as opposed to over 25,000 reported by media.
It said that during the three-day holidays, fewer than the usual number of patients complaining of stomach ailments came to hospitals, adding that usually a large volume of people come to seek treatment during the Eid season.
MS General Hospital Dr Abdul Razzak said that 823 patients with gastrointestinal issues came to the hospital while MS Meo Hospital Dr Iftikhar Ahmed put the number at 145.
The officials at Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital and Services Hospital reported 26 and 70 patients, respectively.