World’s heaviest woman reaches Mumbai for Surgery

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    The world’s heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed, 36, from Egypt, reached Mumbai at 4:10 early in the morning and was admitted to Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital. She will undergo weight-reduction bariatric surgery by Dr Muffazal Lakdwala.

    She was brought to India in a special cargo plane.

    Ahmed being lifted to hospital from crane.

    A one bed hospital has been constructed with the expense of two crore. It has been made in 3000 sq. feet. The hospital consists of an operation theatre, ICU, a room for doctors and attenders, two washrooms and a video conferencing room.

    Confirming Eman’s admission, a spokesperson for the doctor said that a thorough evaluation will be carried about before in the next two days.

    In the last 25 years, it is for the first time that 500kg weighing Eman completed her first trip outside her home.

    Eman suffers from elephantiasis. She has suffered a stroke resulting in paralysis of her right leg and arm. She has type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and lung disease and is at a high risk of pulmonary embolism. She has difficulty in speaking coherently.

    Dr. Muffazal Lakdwala’s team consists of a cardiac surgeon, an endocrinologist, a chest physician and others.

    Eman was under medication since December so as to ensure that she could air travel to Mumbai

    In a press release on Friday, Dr. Lakdwala said, “The team of doctors have been in Egypt for the last ten days to optimise the conditions for her travel as she is too heavy and have never moved from her home for the last 25 years. She has been put on blood thinners to try and minimise the chances of any casualties during her travel.”

    She requested for treatment on twitter.

     

     

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