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Egyptian woman Eman is hale and hearty: Doctors respond to sister’s allegations

Eman’s sister claimed the hospital in Mumbai had “put Eman on massive medication to stop her brain activity”.

mumbai Updated: Apr 26, 2017 01:29 IST
Aayushi Pratap
Aayushi Pratap
Hindustan Times
Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed,world's heaviest woman,Saifee hospital
Eman with the hospital staff in February.(File)

Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed, who is undergoing weight reduction treatment in Mumbai, is hale and hearty, doctors from Saifee Hospital said on Tuesday, refuting her sister Shaimaa Salim’s claims that her health was deteriorating.

“Her weight has gone down miraculously, faster than expected. If a patient’s treatment is over, we can’t unnecessarily keep her in the hospital,” said Huzaifa Shehabi, chief operating officer of the hospital.

Shaimaa Salim called surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala and the hospital “liars” and claimed they had “put Eman on massive medication to stop her brain activity”.

“What has happened is sad. We are deeply hurt and said. This is the worst form of assault a doctor can face,” said Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker, section chief, who quit from the team treating Eman. “This is my way of protesting against such an assault.”

Eman underwent a CT scan on Tuesday. “Our CT scan machine can’t take weight over 204kg. The fact that she underwent a successful scan today is proof that she has lost weight,” the COO said.

First Published: Apr 25, 2017 14:53 IST