Eman Ahmed, 242kg lighter, leaves Mumbai hospital; sister thanks doctorsmumbai Updated: May 06, 2017 11:00 IST
Eman Ahmed leaves hospital .(HT)
“Complete body profile showed Eman’s parameters are normal. Eman’s sister Shaimaa thanked Saifee Hospital,” said Dr Deepak Sawant, state health minister, who reached the hospital to resolve an issue over documents, which delayed Eman’s exit.
BJP spokesperson Shaina NC said the delay in Eman’s exit was because of the documentation which needs to be prepared in front of lawyers to avoid any further liabilities for Indian doctors who have worked hard for Eman’s 242-kg massive weight loss.
Eman underwent a psychoanalysis around noon, said doctors.
“Lawyers from both the sides are discussing the documents necessary for Eman’s transfer. The issue arose because VPS officials refused to sign on ‘no liability,’ documents, which will avoid legal complications for Saifee doctors after the discharge,” said sources from the hospital.
Speaking to HT, Sanet Meyer, director, Medevac, VPS Healthcare, said she will head the team of nine specialists, including an intensivist, paramedics and nurses, to accompany Eman on her six-hour long journey in an air ambulance to Abu Dhabi
A special hydraulic stretcher has been imported from Italy to transport Eman.
“We have a number of specialised rooms at Burjeel medical facility where Eman will be treated for neurological and physiological rehabilitation,” said Meyer. Eman will remain on a high-protein liquid diet en route and will be weighed again at Burjeel Hospital before treatment.
Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, bariatric surgeon and Eman’s treating doctor said, “We have agreed on the point that no weight-loss surgeries are to be performed on her in the near future. We informed them about the bed sores and opinion of Dr Satish Modi, orthopaedic surgeon that it’s difficult for her to stand, let along walk, owing to severe muscle weakness.
First Published: May 04, 2017 12:06 IST