Ministry issues important tips for a safe Ramadan

 01 Jun 2017 - 0:32

Ministry issues important tips for a safe Ramadan
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The Peninsula

The Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior issued safety and security awareness tips entitled "Important Tips for a Safe Ramadan".
The home is the most important place where the family members feel more safety and stability. But there are several possible hazards that may lead to the occurrence of accidents for many reasons such as ignorance and not taking care of prevention and safety measures in the houses in general, and during the holy month of Ramadan in particular.
The department provides some pieces of advice and guidelines on home and road safety during this holy month.

Traffic safety
Regarding traffic safety, the Ministry has urged the public not to rush to reach the Iftar place. It is preferred to start early before the Iftar time as the period before Iftar is considered as the most vulnerable time for traffic accidents during the holy month of Ramadan. Avoid parking of vehicles obstructing traffic movement on the road, especially during the night prayer timings like Taraweeh or Qiyamullail prayers or Iftar gatherings.
The Ministry has also asked motorists to care before crossing the road, please ensure that the road is completely free from vehicles on both sides, especially during peak hours and cross the road only through designated areas for crossing.

Safety of children
For safety of children advised the public not to let the children play in the internal roads of the residential areas especially during the night time in order to ensure their safety from traffic accidents. Allow them to play only at designated areas for playing. Don’t leave the children in the kitchen or nearby hot and burning materials or electrical power sources. Don’t put on flowing dresses or nylon mixed wears in the kitchen in order to avoid catching fire.
As in Rmandan enjoys many families shopping what made the Ministry ask them to avoid last day shopping for Ramadan and Eid and finish it early enough to avoid traffic jam and parking at no parking areas because of huge rush on the roads.

Garangao Night
The Qatari society celebrates the local fiesta of “Garangao Night” on 15th night of Ramadan. Hence, please be extra cautious while driving on roads as the children will be walking around residential areas to collect the sweets and gifts offered by neighbours and take enough safety measures in order to avoid traffic accidents.

As begging is criminalised by the Qatari law people are needed to report if they came across such incidents to Anti -Begging Section at Criminal Investigation Department of the Ministry of Interior on 2347444 / 33618627.  The approved charity organisations are the official agencies in the country to help the needy and poor people.

Food poisoning
For protection from food poisoning people are asked to check the validity of canned, frozen or preserved foodstuff and also make sure that there aren’t any change in the smell, colour or texture of the stuff.

Safety from fire
When fire breaks out in the oil pan, avoid pouring water into an oil pan as it ignites the fire and cover the burning pan by placing the nearest thick lid on the pan or cover it with fire blanket.
When fire breaks out in the trash bin, cover the burning trash bin immediately with a damp cloth in order to prevent oxygen from igniting the fire .
When you smell gas, immediately open all doors and windows to reduce concentration of leaked gas. Avoid switching on the exhaust fan for ventilation and don’t switch on lights as they may serve as points of ignition to the highly inflammable gas. Never use a burning matchstick near a gas cylinder to locate the place of leakage.