World’s heaviest woman to be shifted to UAE for treatment

Eman Ahmed Abdelati, who was under treatment for obesity in Mumbai, may now be shifted to a hospital in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates.

The decision comes along with accusations by members of Eman’s family — especially her sister Shaimaa Selim — that Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who has been treating the 36-year-old woman, has made fake claims of her weight loss after surgery in March. Lakdawala, meanwhile, has claimed that Shaimaa is leveling these accusations because she does not have the funds to take Eman back to their hometown, Alexandria in Egypt.

Eman, who is to be released in just a few days from the hospital in Mumbai, will be next shifted to the Burjeel Hospital of VPS Healthcare in Abu Dhabi. The official — VPS Healthcare’s Medical Evacuation (Medevac) division director Sanet Meyer — has also said: “This is a humanitarian mission and we are committed to it. This will be a complete bed-to-bed transfer of the patient and we are finalising all the logistics on either side as well as air-borne facilities required for the patient to make this journey.”

VPS Healthcare Chairman and founder Dr Shamsheer Vayalil said, “I am very happy to be able to assist Eman in her journey of good health. Our hospital team was the first to offer her the bariatric surgery and airlift her to Abu Dhabi from Alexandria, Egypt. So I feel a connect with her and am committed to this humanitarian mission to provide a new lease of life to the patient.”