Egyptian woman widely believed to be the world’s heaviest woman left Indian hospital more than 300 kg lighter

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An Egyptian woman widely believed to have been the world’s heaviest woman left an Indian hospital on Thursday more than 300 kg lighter for further treatment in Abu Dhabi.

Eman Ahmed, who weighed more than half a metric ton (1,100 lb) when she was operated on in March, has not walked for 25 years. She is in her mid-30s, reports Reuters.

A series of operations in Mumbai brought her weight down to below 200 kg (440 lb), her doctor, Muffazal Lakdawala, wrote in a blog post. But she would need further surgery to walk again, he said.

Shaimaa Salim, the sister of Eman Ahmed, an Egyptian woman who underwent weight loss surgery, reacts while speaking to reporters outside a hospital in Mumbai, India

Lakdawala wrote on Wednesday that he had promised Ahmed “a healthier life and weight loss” which he had achieved.

“Her bone structure is poor,” Lakdawala wrote. “So many years of disuse have compounded the problem. She will need multiple surgeries to straighten her hips and knees.”

Indian media outlets have said Ahmed’s family was not satisfied with her treatment in Mumbai and that differences had arisen with the staff.

Mehrab Masayeed Habib

Mehrab Masayeed Habib studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) at American International University Bangladesh (AIUB). Currently, he is working for News Hour. He is passionate about automobiles. He is also the founder & trainer of Bangla Automobile School. He conducts workshops on automobile engineering at local level.
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