Former 'world's heaviest woman' dies after weight-loss surgery

Doctors at the Burujil Hospital in Abu Dhabi told that Eman's death was due to heart and kidney disease.

The hospital has issued the following statement: "Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family".

Abu Dhabi: Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed, who was receiving treatment to shed weight, died in an Abu Dhabi hospital. Al Arabiya notes she turned 37 earlier this month and was permitted to eat ice cream as part of the celebration.

A team of 20 specialists were assigned to her care, and further operations were planned for later in the year. The plan was to then send her home to Egypt and schedule a second surgery for next year. She had not left her house in more than two decades and weighed around 500 kilograms.

And then there was the herculean task of moving Abd El Aty from her home in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria - which she hadn't left in almost 25 years - to the hospital in Mumbai, where Lakdawala would perform the bariatric procedure.


Eman was shifted from Saifee Hospital in Mumbai to Burjeel Hospital following a bickering between the India hospital management and Shaimaa. Over time she eventually came down to 176 kgs.

However, later Eman's sister Shaaima Selim alleged on social media that the patient was not treated for weight loss properly and her health had deteriorated at the privately-owned hospital in Mumbai. Doctors at Saifee said that at 504 kgs, the world's heaviest woman underwent the bariatric surgery and diet regime, they helped her lose 300kg. On May 4, she was taken back to Abu Dhabi.

Her sister started a campaign online to help raise awareness about her plight.

According to Saifee Hospital authorities, Ms Ahmed's treatment cost around Rs. 3 crore, of which around Rs. 65 lakh was donated by various people.


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