Egyptian woman leaves Indian hospital more than 650 pounds lighter

Posted May 06, 2017

After almost 83 days of treatment under Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, Chairman, Institute of Minimal Access Surgical Sciences & Research Centre, Saifee Hospital, she now weighs around 171 kgs.

Her family told doctors that as a child she had elephantiasis diagnosed, a condition that causes the limbs and other body parts to swell, leaving her nearly immobile. However, the hospital administration has accused her of not taking the responsibility and going back.

Mumbai: After a stay of around 83 days at Mumbai's Saifee Hospital for weight-reduction treatment, Egyptian national Eman Ahmed (36) left in an EgyptAir cargo aircraft for Abu Dhabi around 4.15 pm for further treatment at VPS Healthcare's Burjeel Hospital there.

I am sure this is exactly what our doctors at the Saifee hospital in Mumbai have in their minds.

She has left for Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, to receive further treatment. Born at 11 pounds, Eman Ahmed was also diagnosed with elephantiasis, a condition that is characterized by a swelling of limbs due to a parasitic infection.

"The idea is to complete what has been done at Saifee hospital in Mumbai".

Eman underwent bariatric surgery in March in which doctors reduced the size of her stomach by two-thirds, so as to reduce her food intake.

That did not disappoint Dr Lakdawala's care towards Eman, he continued to give his service doing what's best for his patient.

However, Shaima had earlier lashed out at the concerned surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala and the hospital calling them "liars" and claimed they had put Eman on massive medication to stop her "brain activity".

Eman's sister Shaimaa in an online video last month had alleged that she was not receiving proper treatment at the privately-owned hospital in South Mumbai. The latter had been approached by Ms. Selim after she fell out with Dr. Lakdawala, and it is where Ms. Ahmed will continue her treatment. Based on reports of tests that studied 91 of her genes, doctors were planning to enroll her in a clinical trial in the US on a drug that might help in her monogenic obesity. Doctors said her thyroid levels are controlled, her kidney and liver tests are as good as any of us, her lung functions and oxygen levels are normal without any need of external oxygen.

Remarkably, a crane is said to have lifted Abd El Aty from her house, after which she was taken to the airport for a flight to India.

"Shaimaa then said she has been promised by Burjeel Hospital officials that Eman will be able to stand and walk soon".