Egyptian national Eman Ahmed, who was until recently believed to be the world's heaviest woman, on May 3 got discharged from the Saifee hospital here where she underwent treatment for severe obesity. All pics/PTI
The 37-year-old was discharged from the city hospital around 12.40 PM for further treatment in the UAE, bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala said.
A green corridor has been created for transporting Eman from Saifee Hospital to Gate No. 5 of Terminal 2 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport here. Her flight to UAE tok off around 6 pm.
Eman, a resident of Alexandria in Egypt, had not stepped out of her house for more than two decades due to her obese condition followed by a stroke that left her paralysed on one side a year ago.
According to bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala, Eman's weight has now come down to 170 kg from a whopping 498 kg on her arrival in India in February this year.
Initially, the Egyptian media here kept citing the Indian media and published the achievements of Indian doctors who helped Eman lose a lot of weight.
But the euphoria quickly turned into disappointment when Eman's sister Shaimaa, on social media, alleged that Eman was not receiving proper treatment at the privately-owned hospital in South Mumbai. Pic/Rupsa Chakraborty
Eman's sister Shaimaa in an online video had alleged that she was not receiving proper treatment at the privately-owned hospital in South Mumbai. She had alleged that the doctors at Saifee, made "false claims" about Eman's complete recovery and weight loss of 262 kg. After the big fight, Shaimaa took her to Egypt where she breathed her last on September 25