After spat over treatment, 'world's heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed to be now shifted to UAE hospital
Amid war of words between Eman Ahmed's relatives and doctors treating the world's heaviest woman over her actual weight loss, the Egyptian national will now be shifted to a hospital in Abu Dhabi.
New Delhi: Amid war of words between Eman Ahmed's relatives and doctors treating the world's heaviest woman over her actual weight loss, the Egyptian national will now be shifted to a hospital in Abu Dhabi.
The city-based Saifee Hospital today announced that Eman would be shifted to Burjeel Hospital in the UAE.
The development comes amid allegations by Eman's sister Shaimaa Selim that she was not receiving proper treatment at Saifee.
The privately-owned Saifee Hospital today also claimed that from 500 kg last year, Eman now weighs 176 kg.
Burjeel Hospital is a part of VPS Healthcare group whose team of doctors had visited Eman here yesterday on the request of Shaimaa.
Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, MD of VPS Healthcare, arrived here today and met the authorities at Saifee, said Shaimaa, who is staying here with her sister.
A statement issued this afternoon by Dr Aparna Bhaskar, section chief of bariatric surgery at Saifee Hospital, said, "As the treatment here concludes, Eman is being shifted to Burjeel Hospital .. in UAE (a hospital initially introduced to the family by Dr Lakdawala). Secondary physiotherapy will continue over there as it is closer to home for Eman and her family.
"The team of doctors at Saifee Hospital has done a fabulous job and her recovery has been unprecedented. She is stable and all parameters are under control. She will continue to need neurological rehabilitation and physiotherapy.
"She came on a chartered cargo plane and goes back as a passenger on a flight in Business Class... Eman Ahmed who weighed 500 kg as on 23/9/16 weighs 176.6 kg today," Dr Bhaskar said.
(With PTI inputs)