37-year old Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed, who is no longer known as ‘World’s heaviest woman left Mumbai’s Saifee hospital today for further treatment at Burjeel hospital, Abu Dhabi, where a 29 page summary report was also handed over to the team of doctors. Initially, with regular sessions of physiotherapy and liquid diet, and later with the help of Bariatric surgery, Eman lost quite a lot of weight and left Mumbai hospital after 3 months. As per doctors, she now weighs 171 kg.
However, there have been news of some disagreements between Saifee hospital’s doctors and Eman’s sister, who accused the doctors for lying about her weight loss. Doctors suggest that the charges against them were the result of their suggesting that Ms Ahmed should leave India, where she has been receiving treatment free of charge, to return to Egypt.
Moreover, a green corridor was created especially for her between Charni Road and the airport.
When she first reached Mumbai, she was 500 kg, and then cut off 108 kg from her body in just 21 days with the help from Doctor Muffazal Lakdawala and his team. After that, Eman could at least sit up on her own.
Weighed 5kg at birth, Eman has never gone to school and it was in the last 25 years that she stepped out of the house to receive medical aid in Mumbai. Her journey has been very difficult throughout. ‘500 kg’ Eman Ahmed was disheartened when there was no response from the weight-reduction treatment she was getting in Egypt. The family then decided to visit India for treatment. After Eman’s visa was rejected, her Doctor Muffazal Lakdawala pleaded to External Affairs Minister on Twitter and it was Sushma Swaraj who initiated the social media campaign and helped her in getting the visa. “Thanks for bringing this to my notice. We will definitely help her”, Sushma tweeted.