Maharashtra health minister praises doctors, says Eman Ahmed's family 'ungrateful'

Maharashtra health minister has accused Eman Ahmed's family of being 'ungrateful'. Eman, who previously weighed around 500 kg, came to India for a weight-reduction surgery for which the minister has praised the doctors.

Praising the Indian team of doctors for treating Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed for her wight loss surgery, Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant has accused her family of being ungrateful.

Eman Ahmed who was considered to be the heaviest living woman in the world, spent two months at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai where she underwent weight-reduction procedure, will now be flying to Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

Deepak Sawant said that whatever the doctors have achieved, in spite of Eman's physiological difficulties, is a feather in their cap.

Speaking to India Today, Dr Sawant said that leaving the hospital was Eman's wish, but the doctors at Saifee Hospital have done a great job.

"When she was brought here, she was not even able to pass through the CT scan machine. She recently underwent a CT scan , which means that she has lost a lot of weight. And that is because of tremendous efforts of the doctors," Deepal Sawant said.

Maharashtra Health Minister Sawant who had also visited Eman Ahmed in the hospital said that her discharge would not affect Mumbai's image as a hub of medical tourism.

"If she wants to go, it's her choice. Nothing more could have been done in this case, whatever best they could do, they did."

However Deepak Sawant's colleague in the state cabinet and Tourism Minister Jai Kumar Rawal said that Eman is welcome again if she wants to come back again to India for a treatment.

Rawal visited Saifee Hospital on Wednesday morning and spoke to Eman's sister as well.

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