Heaviest woman in the world brought to India with OP by cargo plane
Probably the heaviest woman in the world was flown to India on a converted cargo plane to treat her overweight. The 36-year-old Egyptian has left her house for the first time in 25 years. The treating doctors have drawn up a “four-year plan” for the 500-kilogram woman.
Egyptian woman is treated in India
According to media reports, the probably heaviest woman in the world, weighing around 500 kilograms, has now been flown to India to treat her overweight. The 36-year-old Egyptian Eman Ahmed was brought to the Saifee hospital in Mumbai on Saturday. As the Times of India newspaper reports, treatment becomes very complicated and could take four years. For a long time, no airline was found to transport the patient.
Transport in specially equipped cargo aircraft
Now she was flown to India on a specially equipped cargo plane. To do this, the patient had to be hoisted on board the aircraft using a crane. According to the information, 36-year-old Eman Ahmed left her home in Alexandria for the first time in 25 years.
An Indian medical team had previously come to Egypt to prepare the woman for transportation.
The entry visa was initially refused, but when the Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj was informed, she personally arranged for the visa to be issued.
Numerous diseases due to obesity
According to a report by the "BBC", Eman Ahmed weighed five kilograms when she was born, and when she was eleven she was only able to crawl because of her weight.
At that time she was diagnosed with “elephantiasis”. In addition, she suffered a stroke and became bedridden. Her right arm and right leg were paralyzed, she could not speak. The Egyptian developed various ailments such as diabetes, high blood pressure, gout and breathing problems.
Indian surgeon Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, who wants to treat the patient for free, said: “It is a cluster of diseases. She urgently needs an operation. "
Treating doctor doubts the diagnosis
Dr. Lakdawala is critical of the diagnosis of elephantiasis and suspects that the lymphedema is caused by obesity.
The patient will have to wait a little longer for the operation. "We'll operate them in four weeks at the earliest," explained Dr. Lakdawala. The doctors have already done a number of tests with the patient.
In the next few months, their weight will be reduced, among other things, with medication for water retention and a protein-rich diet. "With this alone, the weight should be reduced by 50 to 60 kilos," said the doctor.
Four-year plan for the patient
According to their own statements, the team does not really know whether it is true that the woman weighs 500 kilos. “It was weighed five years ago and at that time weighed 330 kilograms. Her sister said that she is now twice the size, ”explained Dr. Lakdawala.
"We have worked out a four-year plan for them," said the surgeon. This includes at least two surgeries, a diet plan and physiotherapy.
In the six months after the operation, in which the patient stayed in Mumbai, she could lose around 100 kilos. Dr. Lakdawala said he wanted to make sure that "Eman can travel back to Alexandria in a business class seat".
If she then lost at least another 100 kg at home, she would come back to India for another intervention.
When asked about the chances of success, the APA news agency quoted the doctor as follows: “I would be lying if I said that I was 100 percent safe. There are many challenges, but I will try my best to help her. ”(Ad)