Once dubbed as the heaviest women, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, on Thursday, left India – with lots of love, over 50 percent weight loss and a very special gift – a green corridor to transport her from the Saifee Hospital at Charni Road to the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. “Including her weight. Everything was a public spectacle”.
When asked how to the SOP will help foreign patients who are coming to the state for medical treatment, Mr Sawant said, “We need SOP for foreign patients who are coming to the state”.
Eman Ahmed, who was formerly the world’s fattest woman, tipped the scales at a jaw-dropping 78st. A report by Mid-Day noted Saifee Hospital called authorities on Selim, claiming she had tried to give her sister water which could jeopardize her health.
Her family told doctors that she was diagnosed as a child with elephantiasis, leaving her nearly immobile. What’s more, the underlying problems with her thyroid, kidney, liver, and lung tests were said to be under control.
Shaimaa Salim showed her gratitude to the Indian doctors for treating her sister Eman.
Fatima Cody Stanford, M.D., M.P.H., instructor of medicine and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and obesity medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, says that while she’s “very encouraged” by the amount of weight Eman lost with the sleeve gastrectomy, there is always a concern with potential consequences from rapid weight loss.
“The heaviest person I have operated on so far weighed 300 kg [661 pounds] and the world’s heaviest person who had undergone bariatric surgery weighed 350 kg [771 pounds]”.
Shaina NC, in her official communication, said that Eman’s sister Shaimaa Selim signed the discharge papers at the hospital in the presence of Dr Sawant and herself. Some hospital staff, they said, wanted to make the point that “Eman arrived on a bed and left in a wheelchair” to demonstrate the improvement in her condition. She recently underwent a CT scan, which means that she has lost a lot of weight.
That did not disappoint Dr Lakdawala’s care towards Eman, he continued to give his service doing what’s best for his patient. Her genetic tests had showed that she has a rare gene mutation that can not be cured through surgery.
Still, doctors went ahead with the treatments which included an all liquid diet and a bariatric surgery which led to a reported loss of more than 240 kilograms, or about 530 pounds.