Uncovered food causes diarrhoea
Diarrhoea is one of the severe health related issues faced by the whole world. Pakistan is among top five countries of the world in which diarrhoea has become a serious threat. In these 5 countries of the world diarrhoea claims more than 350,000 causalities each year. The intensity of this disease increases in summer as people use exposed food and drinks more frequently to quench their thirst.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substance causes more than 200 diseases including diarrhoea and cancer. The selling of unsafe food increases in Pakistan during summer due to which we see the increment in the diarrhoea related cases during this season. “We often found that summer comes with more cases of diarrhoea as people don’t care about the food and drinks” said Dr. Sadaquat Hussain. People should avoid taking exposed food and they should stay hydrated, he added.
Summer has started and Pakistan is under a strong heat wave these days. There are number of hand carts and food outlets selling the exposed food and drinks throughout the country. It is time to take action against these sellers who are not selling the food but diseases. People should also be aware of the consequences of using exposed food. —Islamabad