715 pounds lighter, Egyptian woman leaves India

Ellen Mills
May 6, 2017

"We hope to see her walk someday, although we can't determine the exact timeframe yet", said Dr Lakdawala. She now weighs 389 pounds. Her discharge from the hospital took longer than expected due to what seemed to be discrepancies in how authorities had to handle Eman to caregivers from Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi.

"Saifee hospital refused to give DAMA (discharge against medical advice) certificate which has to be given to every patient whenever demanded", alleged Shajir Gaffar, chief executive of VPS Health Group.

An Egyptian woman who was believed to have been the world's heaviest has been admitted to a hospital in Abu Dhabi to receive further treatment.

37-year-old Eman Ahmed. Image credit: TOI via Times of India. "Eman's sister Shaimaa thanked Saifee Hospital", he said.

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

Going into the surgery, El Aty weighed 1,102 pounds, but she'll be going home at 389 pounds.

In October, Eman Ahmed's family got in touch with Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala from Mumbai, who stated his belief that Eman Ahmed was wrongfully diagnosed with elephantiasis but was instead suffering from obesity-related lymphoedema, which causes the legs to swell.

"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.

Ms Ahmed's journey from the hospital to the city's global airport, via a green corridor provided by the Mumbai traffic police, turned into a spectacle, with camera crews from the media tracking her ambulance's every motion amid popping flashbulbs.

"Inside the flight there will be five experts accompanying her, including doctors, aviation medicine doctor, senior flight paramedic inside the aircraft". 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.

"This has been a landmark case when it comes to the medical fraternity and the good doctors and the large heart shown by India, Maharashtra and Mumbai, when it comes to medical tourism is something that everyone echos unequivocally", she said.

"When she was brought here, she was not even able to pass through the CT scan machine".

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