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World's heaviest women from Egypt Eman Ahmed now in India for treatment

500 kg Eman is currently under the observation of a city-based bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala, and his team of doctors. Eman has mot moved out of her house for 25 years.


By   |  Updated On : February 11, 2017 09:28 AM
World's heaviest women Eman Ahmed now in India for treatment (Image: Agency)

World's heaviest women Eman Ahmed now in India for treatment (Image: Agency)

New Delhi :  

World's heaviest women has arrived in India for weigh treduction treatment at a local facility. The 36-year-old Eman Ahmed will be under observation for a month before she undergoes surgery.

Eman is currently under the observation of a city-based bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala, and his team of doctors. Eman has mot moved out of her house for 25 years.

For almost three months all the necessary treatment and precautions has been taken for the transportation of bed-bound Eman from Egypt's Alexandria city, an aide to Lakdawala said.

"Even though transporting Eman to Mumbai was a challenging task keeping in mind the complexities of her caseas she is a high risk patient who has not been able to move or leave the house for the past 25 years," doctors said.

Eman was accompanied by Aparna Govil Bhasker, an Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon at Centre of Obesity and Digestive Surgery and Head of Department of Bariatric surgeryat Saifee hospital, and Kamlesh Bohra, Senior Intensivist, Department of Critical and Intensive Care at Saifee Hospitalin Mumbai.

"She, along with her sister Shaimaa Ahmed, arrived in Mumbai early on Saturday. To prepare her for the flight, the team of doctors have been in Egypt for the last 10 days to optimise the conditions for her travel; given the fact that she is so heavy and not moved for the last 25 years she is at a high risk for a pulmonary embolism and hence has been put on blood thinners to try and minimise the chances of such an eventuality during her transfer," doctors said.

A special bed was created by local Egyptian artisans in requirements with the safety precautions as laid out by the Egypt Air for her safe transport on ground and in the plane. As a precautionary measure, the flight was furnished with all the equipment required in case of an emergency such as portable ventilator, portable defibrillator, oxygen cylinders,intubating laryngoscopes and other safety drugs.

Eman is being transported by a fully equipped truck,which will be followed by an ambulance and a police escort toSaifee Hospital where a special room has been created for her.

(With PTI Input)

First Published: Saturday, February 11, 2017 09:11 AM


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