Daulatram Jogawat, the police inspector who underwent a bariatric surgery in Mumbai after being fat-shamed by writer Shobhaa De, was discharged from a nursing home in Neemuch where he was being treated for urinary tract and stomach infection.
Jogawat, a diabetic who weighed 180 kg, was operated at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai by Dr Muffazal Lakdawala. He was discharged from the hospital on March 7 and returned to Neemuch.
He was fine for a few days before developing complications. When his condition deteriorated on Tuesday night, he was admitted to a nursing home in Neemuch.
“I am feeling much better now. I am on antibiotics, my fever has gone and I have started eating,” said Jogawat.
He had said before being rushed to the nursing home on March 14 that he had been suffering from fever for five days, and had eaten nothing for 36 hours.
Dr Vipul Garg who treated him said, “He was suffering from both urinary tract infection and stomach infection. His blood test reports showed that infection had spread to his blood. His white blood cell count was high, and he had weak pulse and high blood pressure, so I admitted him. He was discharged when his condition improved.”
Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who had conducted bariatric surgery, said he was monitoring Jogawat’s progress. “He is well now.”
After being fat-shamed, Jogawat had pointed out that it was due to an insulin imbalance brought about by a gall bladder operation that he was fat and not because of overeating.
When Shobhaa De’s post went viral there were several offers to treat Jogawat and one of them was from well known bariatric surgeon Dr Lakdawala.
After the operation, Shobhaa De who faced a barrage of criticism for fat-shaming Jogawat, tweeted: “What a positive and wonderful response from Daulatram Jogawat. Salute. God bless the cop.”
Jogawat on his part didn’t nurture any grudge against De. After the operation he thanked her and said he could come to Mumbai because of her tweet.