World's heaviest, 500 kg Egyptian woman, to arrive in Mumbai on Saturday for obesity surgery

A 36-year-old Egyptian Eman Ahmed, the world�s heaviest woman weighing 500 kg, will arrive in Mumbai on Saturday morning for her weight reduction surgery she is scheduled to undergo at Saifee Hospital.

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A 36-year-old Egyptian Eman Ahmed, the world’s heaviest woman weighing 500 kg, will arrive in Mumbai on Saturday morning for her weight reduction surgery she is scheduled to undergo at Saifee Hospital.

Eman who will fly in specially-modified Egyptair freighter carrier Airbus 300-600 and then taken to Saifee Hospital, where a specialised facility has been set up, keeping in mind her unique treatment and surgery requirement, is currently under the care of a city-based bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala, and his team of doctors


Lakdawala and his team have been treating Eman for almost three months and have taken all the necessary precautions needed for the transportation of bed-bound Eman from Egypt’s Alexandria city, an aide to Lakdawala said.

“Even so transporting Eman to Mumbai is a challenging task keeping in mind the complexities of her case as she is a high risk patient who has not been able to move or leave the house for the past 25 years,” he said.

A tweet on Eman Ahmed’s condition by Dr Lakdawala has spawned an online campaign to raise funds for bringing her to Mumbai. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who responded to Dr Lakdawala’s tweet , has promised all help in bringing Eman Ahmed to India.

The surgery will be performed free of charge and Eman family will not have to pay for her post-surgery recuperation too. She is likely to spend at least six months under Dr Lakdawala’s care.

A hospital spokesperson said that they had identified a place where Eman’s surgery will take place, but refused to share details.