Egyptian woman leaves Indian hospital more than 300 kg lighter

Francis Osborne
May 5, 2017

The world's heaviest woman, till a fee weeks ago, weighing over 500 kgs, Eman Ahmed, an Egyptian national made it to the headlines when city doctor tweeted about her condition and the refusal of a medical visa for her to the Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj.

"Actually, Everything was right with Shaimaa for initial 15 days after Eman's treatment started but when she recovered and we suggested that she can be taken back to Egypt, Shaimaa started to create all this drama as she doesn't want to take her sister back to Egypt due to financial reasons", he added. However, her stay in the hospital ended after three months after her sister Shaimaa Selim raised allegations against the doctors who were treating Eman.

Members of the VPS Healthcare Abu Dhabi seen outside Saifee Hospital, Girgaum as Eman Ahmed leaves Mumbai.

Her weight has gradually increased ever since and she has been unable to leave the house in 25 years. Her doctor, Muffazal Lakdawala, wrote in a blog post that a series of operations brought her weight to around 440 pounds, but she faces future procedures.

Today, after weeks of treatment, 36-year-old Eman has been discharged from the hospital.

"I am heartbroken to have Eman leave my care and to be told that I can not continue my treatment of her in phases, as I had planned to".

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Shaymaa, in her reply to Ezzis remarks, said, "every place has good people and bad people and what Ive said was only about my sisters case in that hospital and not about all Indian doctors or about India".

Green corridor for Eman Ahmed as ambulance takes her to Mumbai airport.

Eman underwent bariatric surgery in March in which doctors reduced her stomach size by two-third, so as to reduce her food intake.

Bariatric surgery may be an option if you have severe obesity and have not been able to lose weight or keep from gaining back any weight you lost using other methods such as lifestyle treatment or medications.

Lakdawala had said earlier that Eman's weight was now down to 170 kg from 498 kg when she arrived here in February.

A team of doctors from VPS Burjeel, (a hospital initially introduced to Eman's family by Dr Lakdawala), had visited the patient here on April 26.

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