A 36-year old Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed, weighing around 500 kgs, arrived in Mumbai on February 11 to undergo a weight reduction treatment at Saifee Hospita. Eman Ahmed is considered to be world’s heaviest woman.
She is currently under the care of a city-based bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala, and his team of doctors. Eman, who has not moved out of her house for 25 years, would be under observation for about a month before she undergoes surgery, doctors said.
Doctors further asserted that, “even though transporting Eman to Mumbai was a challenging task keeping in mind the complexities of her case as she is a high risk patient who has not been able to move or leave the house for the past 25 years.”
Bed-ridden Eman, who travelled to India in an EgyptAir plane, landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport around 4 am. 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.
World’s heaviest woman Eman Ahmed from Egypt arrives in Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital for treatment pic.twitter.com/KmCS0ZJoPL
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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 surgery at Saifee hospital, and Kamlesh Bohra, Senior Intensivist, Department of Critical and Intensive Care at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai.
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.
“She, along with her sister Shaimaa Ahmed, arrived here early today. 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.