World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed will be discharged from the Saifee Hospital, Mumbai on Thursday after a long held treatment for severe obesity.
Eman was brought to hospital in February this year. She weighed around 498 kgs. Now her weight has reduced to 177 kgs.
"Huzefa Shehabi, COO Saifee Hospital, has received an e-mail communication from VPS Burjeel Hospital (in Abu Dhabi, UAE) saying that Eman is 'stable, in good health and fit to fly'. She would be discharged from Saifee on Thursday at 10.30 am," said Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, bariatric surgeon who led the team of doctors treating Eman at the city hospital.
"We are extremely happy and pleased with her progress and wish her all the best," adds Lakdawala.
36-year-old Eman would now fly to Abu Dhabi, in the hospital VPS Burjeel Hospital, U.A.E (a hospital initially introduced to eman's family by Dr Lakdawala) for her further treatment. The doctors had reported that she is all fit for the flight.
Earlier it was speculated that Eman did not receive proper treatment at the hospital. Eman's sister Shaimaa in an online video had recently alleged that the doctors made false claims about Eman's complete recovery and weight loss of 262 kgs.
Denying the allegations, Dr Aparna Bhaskar, section chief of bariatric surgery at Saifee Hospital, said that Shaimaa may be criticising the doctors to extend Eman's stay at the hospital.
Saifee authorities on April 27 had filed a complaint against Shaimaa at VP Road police station for obstructing the medical treatment of Eman. Shaimaa tried to put water in Eman's mouth, despite being told that she must be feb by tube only.
Eman underwent the surgery in March in which doctors had reduced her stomach size by two-third. Her tests showed that she has a rare gene mutation that cannot be cured through surgery.
Although, the doctors had put a lot of effort in order to treat Eman's disorder.