New Delhi: Eman Ahmed, the 'world's heaviest woman', now considerably lighter at 176 kg, leaves Mumbai's Saifee Hospital for further treatment for Dubai today, the Times of India (TOI) reported.
The decision to shift Eman from Mumbai to Dubai, however, came up amidst a lot of controversy. Issues cropped up after Eman's sister Shaimaa Semil alleged that the doctors have been putting out wrong facts and updates regarding Eman's recovery and treatment. Henceforth, the situation worsened with further blame games and name-calling.
Calling the circumstances 'unfortunate', Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who has been treating Eman since her arrival in India, told the TOI that, “It is unfortunate that the allegations by a non-medical person are being listened to instead of a 13-member medical team's assessment. Eman is in better health than she has ever been.”
Further refuting these allegations, Dr Lakdawala, in an interview to Mid-day, earlier, said that he treated Eman like his own baby and even slept in her room in the initial days to keep an eye on her.
Even though he is against her family's decision of shifting Eman to a Dubai hospital, Dr Lakdawala expressed that they will miss Eman, in a post on Twitter.
"May God bless her to a super life ahead," he tweeted.
— Dr Muffi Lakdawala (@DrMuffi) April 29, 2017
Saifee Hospital's staff told My Medical Mantra that they have mixed feelings. They are immensely glad Eman is better but very sad about her sister's allegations, more so because they've upset Eman.
As per TOI, Eman's treatment – including the Rs 83 lakh flight from Alexandria to Mumbai – is said to have cost Rs 2 crore.