Haz­ardous food

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - FA­TIMA AN­JUM

It is painful to men­tion that ev­ery year thou­sands of peo­ple die due to un­safe food in Pak­istan. It is es­ti­mated that 2 mil­lion peo­ple die an­nu­ally – in­clud­ing a num­ber of chil­dren, only due to un­hy­gienic trash food eat­ing. Un­safe food is caus­ing harm­ful bac­te­ria, viruses and par­a­sites that are re­spon­si­ble for more than 200 dis­eases rang­ing from di­ar­rhoea to can­cer.

Ev­ery year April 7 is ob­served as ‘World Health Day’ for pro­mot­ing health safety of the peo­ple. Un­for­tu­nately the Day is cel­e­brated in our coun­try but there is no ac­tion for the health of peo­ple. It is our lead­ers’ fore­most re­spon­si­bil­ity to pro­vide bet­ter health fa­cil­i­ties and it is also a ig re­spon­si­bil­ity of the peo­ple, es­pe­cially the youth, to avoid junk food and pre­fer their din­ing with home cooked food items. — Via email

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