By Suzan Edeh
BAUCHI — AS Muslims in the country celebrate Eid-el Kabir which is characterized by the slaughtering of rams and cows among others, the Chief Medical Director, CMD, of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, ATBUTH, Bauchi, Dr Muhammed Alkali has advised the people against eating excess meat to avoid diarrhoea.
Eid-el Kabir or Eid al-Adha in Arabic marks the completion of the hajj (pilgrimage) rites at Mina, Saudi Arabia, and is observed by Muslims throughout the world to commemorate the faith of Ibrahim.
Alkali who gave the advise in an interview with newsmen in Bauchi said,“ many people are usually rushed to hospitals on Sallah days for diarrhoea. This is caused by eating too much or half cooked meat. People can cope with the season and prevent themselves from contracting both diarrhoea and stomach ache by eating their Sallah meat gradually and making sure it is well cooked and hygienic.”
The CMD further warned people against the practice of taking too much or excessive sugary drinks and potash because they were capable of causing ulcer and abdominal pain even as he recommended the consumption of vegetables and honey through out the festive period to ease digestion.
Apart from vegetables, Alkali asked the celebrants to take a lot of fruits in addition to the meat and wished the Muslim faithful in the country a peaceful and happy celebration.