Decision to shift world's heaviest woman to UAE a blunder, says Dr Muffazal Lakdawala

Eman, believed to be the heaviest woman in the world when she arrived for treatment at Saifee Hospital here in February, is going to be shifted to a hospital at Abu Dhabi.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Apr 29, 2017, 23:52 PM IST
Decision to shift world's heaviest woman to UAE a blunder, says Dr Muffazal Lakdawala

New Delhi: Muffazal Lakdawala, the bariatric surgeon who treated the Egyptian national Eman Ahmed for obesity, has said that her family's decision to shift her to a hospital in the UAE will be a big blunder.

Eman, believed to be the heaviest woman in the world when she arrived for treatment at Saifee Hospital here in February, is going to be shifted to a hospital at Abu Dhabi.

Her sister Shaimaa Selim had alleged that she was not getting proper treatment at Saifee Hospital.

Speaking to reporters here, Lakdawala used the Sanskrit phrase "Vinashkale Viprit Buddhi" (wrong thinking at a time of difficulty) to describe the family's decision to shift her. 

"I think it is "Vinashkale....", Lakdawala said, adding that Shaimaa was making allegations at somebody else's instance. 

"At my first press conference I had made it clear that I had not promised Eman's family that I would make her (able to) walk. As a doctor, I brought down her weight and now nobody can challenge it...Everyone knows that her weight has come down drastically. 

"Now her sister has also repented. She told us she wants wellness of Eman. I had told Eman's family that I'm taking her to India on bed but I will send her back in chair, and I have done it," Lakdawala said. 

"We are not discharging her. We are accepting her family's decision of transfer from Mumbai to UAE...Her medical reports have already been shared with UAE doctors. We do not know when they are taking her there," he said.

(With PTI inputs)