Eman Ahmed, Once World’s Heaviest Woman Who Also Underwent Treatment in Mumbai, Dies in Abu Dhabi
New Delhi, September 25: Once hailed as the world’s heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed, on Monday, passed away in Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel Hospital just a week before her 37th birthday. She had undergone a weight loss surgery in Mumbai’s Saifee hospital earlier this year. As per reports, Ahmed died at 4:35 am today due to complications from the underlying comorbid conditions including heart disease and kidney failure.
The hospital, in a statement, said the 36-year-old had been kept under the observation of 20 doctors and they were scanning her condition right from the time she arrived in the UAE. The hospital also offered condolences to the family of Ahmed which is yet to reach Abu Dhabi.
What Doctors said:
Dr Nahed Halawa, deputy medical director at Burjeel hospital was quoted by Indian Express (IE) saying she was happy here and was slowly coming out of the depression she has entered into. ” Eman was struck by a septic shock that gave birth to infections inside her body. She was shifted to ICU on Sunday, her condition became worse and unfortunately, she suffered multi-organ failure,” Halawa further added.
Earlier, Dr Yassin El Shahat, chief medical officer of Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel Hospital had stated that after stage 2 of her treatment ends, Eman will be able to eat by mouth and use an electric chair after losing weight by following a strict diet.
Dr Aparna Bhasker, who had treated Ahmed at Saifee hospital was sad to hear about her death and told IE that her kidneys were functioning normally when she was discharged, adding,” Clueless of what went wrong.”
The deceased, a resident of Egypt, had arrived in India for a bariatric surgery on February 11 this year. At that time she weighed 504 kgs. With the correct diet and surgery, she had lost 300 kgs. On May 4, Ahmed was transferred to Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel hospital.