A 36-year old Egyptian woman, weighing around 500 kgs has arrived in Mumbai on Saturday to undergo a weight reduction programme at a city hospital.
Arriving here by an Egypt Air flight, Eman Ahmed stepped out of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport around 6 a.m.
An Official accompanying her said that she was making her first outdoor visit in over 25 years. Accompanied by her sister Shaimaa, she is due to be under the care of bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala and his team at Saifee Hospital over the next few months.
The woman from Alexandria considered among the heaviest in the world. She was lifted by a crane onto a waiting truck outside the airport.Later on she was transported to the hospital with a police escort and an emergency ambulance in tow.
The hospital has been making preparations for the patient including a special bed to bear her load.“ As per the sources from hospital “She will undergo initial blood test and body check up today to assess her condition.”
Dr Mufazzal Lakdawala will conduct bariatric procedure once her condition stabilizes in few days. To reduce water retention and some weight she will be put on strict diet for some days.
At present Eman is suffering from paralysis in the right leg and right arm and due to that she can’t move or walk. Wishing her a speedy recovery.