Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)'s emergency departments witnessed a noticeable rise in the number of cases over the first few days of Ramadan as compared to the days preceding the holy month, a medical source told local Arabic daily Arrayah.
The rise in numbers is usual during this period and the cases include stomach problems, sudden hikes and drops in sugar levels among diabetics, and other health issues due to the change in food patterns, it was explained.
The source said before Ramadan the total number of the cases reviewed by the emergency departments would be around 800 a day. However, with the start of Ramadan, the numbers rise by almost 25%, hitting around 1,000 a day, especially during the first week of the month. Most of these cases are classified as mild or medium in nature, the source added.
The new Trauma and Emergency Centre of the Hamad Medical Corporation.