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Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital has begun build ing a special facility for the world’s heaviest woman, the 500-kg Egyptian Eman Ahmed, who is scheduled to undergo bariatric surgery at the hospital. – Times of India

New Delhi – An Egyptian woman, believed to be the world’s heaviest woman at 500kg, will soon be flown to India for weight reduction surgery.

Eman Ahmed, 36, believed to be the world’s heaviest woman in the world, was unable to move for the past 25 years.

From his part, Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala plans to operate a series of free surgeries on Eman in the coming six months in cooperation with his team.

Lakdawala visited Alexandria, Egypt to meet Eman personally and to discuss her health condition with her family where diagnosis showed that Eman needs an urgent surgical intervention.

The patient suffered a stroke which left her bedridden and has not been able to leave home since then, which triggered a series of ailments including diabetes, high blood pressure, and hypertension.

The Indian bariatric surgeon said that he met Eman and promised that he will do his best to provide her with all required medical help. He added that every day brings a new challenge for Eman who feels helpless about herself, as she has become trapped in her bed. According to the patient’s sister, Eman spends her day starring at the roof or watching TV.

Lakdawala said that a team of experts has made all required preparations to help Eman on beating health problems she suffers from.

As per Eman, finally, in October, she got her chance to change her life, when her sister succeeded in reaching the Indian surgeon in Bombay, after many failed attempts with many doctors worldwide.

The surgeon said that Eman’s family heard about him after an operation which the latter performed on a friend in Egypt – he said that the only thing they are concerned about now is the cost of surgeries.

On another hand, Eman’s travel to India faced a major challenge, due to her weight, which prevents her from riding an airplane. Yet, Lakdawala found a company for special aircraft and reserved a direct USD130,000-flight from Alexandria to Bombay. Currently, the Indian surgeon has sought to collect the money needed for Eman’s treatment and opened a bank account entitled “Save Eman” to fund the operations.

The doctor said if the results of surgeries were positive, Eman’s weight is expected to drop to 100 g within four years, amid remarkable chances of success.