The world’s heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed from Egypt, was admitted to Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital early on Saturday. She is in Mumbai to undergo weight-reduction bariatric surgery by Dr Muffazal Lakdwala, who petitioned union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj two months back for permission for Eman to travel to Mumbai for treatment.
Confirming Eman’s admission, a spokesperson for the doctor said that a thorough evaluation will be carried about before in the next two days.
With her arrival in Mumbai, Eman, who weighs over 500 kg, thus completed her first trip outside her home in over 25 years.
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.
“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.
A special bed was created to transport Ms Ahmed, news agency PTI reported.
Ms Ahmed is being transported by a fully equipped truck, which will be followed by an ambulance and a police escort to Saifee Hospital where a special room has been created for her.
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