Egyptian woman leaves Indian hospital more than 300 kg lighter

Eman Ahmed

Eman Ahmed

Eman has been treated by Dr Lakdawala and a team of around 15 doctors from various disciplines since she was brought here from Alexandria on February 11 this year. Some hospital staff, they said, wanted to make the point that "Eman arrived on a bed and left in a wheelchair" to demonstrate the improvement in her condition. Ms. Ahmed flew out to Abu Dhabi on an EgyptAir cargo plane at 7.41 p.m.

An Egyptian believed to have been the world's heaviest woman before her surgery was hospitalised in Abu Dhabi on Thursday to continue treatment after a drastic weight-loss operation in India, AFP reported Thursday.

I am sure this is exactly what our doctors at the Saifee hospital in Mumbai have in their minds.

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty weighed roughly 500 kilograms when she arrived in Mumbai in February, but has shed an astonishing 323 kilograms since undergoing a series of medical procedures.

37-year-old Eman Ahmed. Image credit: TOI via Times of India. Given the speculation on Eman's next phase of treatment, "hospitality and holistic healing" is high on the agenda for VPS Healthcare.

Doctors say Eman may need several more surgeries to set right her hips and knees as her bones have remained unused for so many years - and to help her walk normally again. "Which doctor would be out of his mind to seek publicity on the most hard case where the odds are so heavily loaded against you?" he said last night on NDTV, responding to criticism of Ms Ahmed's privacy being compromised.

Saimma Selim had stated that the Dr Muffazal Lakdawala who was treating her sister was a "liar" and that there was no improvement in her sister's health.

However, Abd El Aty's sister and her medical team have butted heads over her treatment recently. She also accused the hospital of exaggerating Abd El Aty's weight loss and claimed she was suffering seizures and was not stable enough to be moved.

Recent weeks saw a row erupt between her doctors in India and her family.

According to her doctor, the only cause for the delays was signing the appropriate paperwork, to which the health minister argued that the government needs to prepare and standardize protocols to handle people with similar cases of morbid obesity. Her genetic tests had showed that she has a rare gene mutation that can not be cured through surgery. Ahmed had not been able to step out of her house in over 20 years until she was taken out for treatment, forced by a stroke that left her partially paralyzed.

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