World’s heaviest woman Eman Ahmed thanks India, Egypt for help in treatment

Special arrangements were made by governments of both the countries, police officials and others to bring Eman to India at a cost of Rs 83 lakh, which was borne by the Saifee Hospital trust.
The world’s heaviest woman, 500-kg Egyptian Eman Ahmed with her sister, arrived in Mumbai on February 11.(Prashant Waydande/ HT Photo)
The world’s heaviest woman, 500-kg Egyptian Eman Ahmed with her sister, arrived in Mumbai on February 11.(Prashant Waydande/ HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 15, 2017 01:24 PM IST
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BySadaguru Pandit

World’s heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed of Egypt, who weighs nearly 500kg, has thanked doctors and the governments of India and her country for making efforts for her weight loss treatment.

Eman, who hails from Alexandria in Egypt, is reportedly the world’s heaviest woman at 480kg approximately, and is set to undergo weight loss surgery over a period of three years at Mumbai’s Saifee hospital.

The journey of Eman from Eygpt to India

Eman’s sister Shaimaa, a former engineer left her job to take care of her sister, and has a two-year-old daughter who is currently staying with her grandmother in Alexandria.

While Eman lost her father six months back, her mother runs the house by stitching clothes.

Every organisation, involved in her transportation and treatment is working on pro-bono basis to help the family, which is not economically strong, bear the burden of the extensive costs.

Eman’s air-transport alone cost about Rs 83 lakhs, which was paid by Saifee Hospital trust.

In a video message from her special 1,000 sqft medical facility, the 36-year-old, who is not able to speak coherently, expressed her gratitude, saying she feels the difference between India and Egypt and she feels much better here.

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Special arrangements were made by governments of both the countries, police officials and others to bring Eman to India at a cost of Rs 83 lakh, which was borne by the Saifee Hospital trust.

The video was recorded at the first floor medical facility of Saifee Hospital, which was previously an accounts office and was renovated, considering Eman’s special needs.

Lying in her bed, beside her sister Shaimaa, Eman waved and thanked the 13-member medical team led by of Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, her treating doctor and chairman of Institute of Minimal Access Surgical Sciences and Research Centre at Saifee Hospital, the hospital trust and government of India for their support and care.

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