Preparations on to airlift Eman Ahmed to Abu Dhabi, 10K medical files to be sent
Egyptian Eman Ahmed, once considered to be the ‘world’s heaviest woman’, will take a day or two to be shifted to Abu Dhabi for further treatment, said officials from Saifee Hospital. While a medical evacuation team visited Eman on Saturday, they are yet to submit the date and time of her departure to the doctors treating her.
“An air ambulance team visited Eman on Saturday. But, they are yet to tell us when she will be shifted,” said Dr Aprna Govil Bhaskar, section head, bariatric surgery, Saifee Hospital.
Doctors said had also prepared a detailed report of Eman’s health. The report is to be signed by officials from VPS Healthcare. “We prepared these documents as part of the procedure to sign over Eman’s treatment to doctors from VPS Healthcare. Amid all the controversies, they will stand as proof that Eman is leaving India healthy and hearty,” said a doctor from the hospital.
Medical experts from VPS Healthcare are in the process of selecting a chartered aircraft to transfer Eman. Officials had said they were committed to transporting her by May 1.
“She will need a chartered aircraft. We are examining the best options,” said Sanet Meyer, director, Medevac, VPS Healthcare. Meyer said a special hydraulic stretcher had been imported from Italy to transport Eman. Officials are in the process of looking for an ambulance to take her from Saifee Hospital to the Mumbai airport.
Meyer said she will head a team of nine experts, including an intensivist, paramedics and nurses, who will accompany Eman on her way to Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi. “We have a number of specialised rooms at the Burjeel medical facility, where Eman’s neurological and physiological needs will be attended to,” said Meyer.