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Once The World's Heaviest Woman, Eman Ahmed Can Now Eat By Herself And Speak Coherently

“Whatever happened in India had stressed her."

25/07/2017 9:52 AM IST | Updated 25/07/2017 9:57 AM IST
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Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty claps during a press conference.

Two months ago, Eman Ahmed, believed to be the world's most heaviest woman, left Mumbai after her family alleged that the Indian doctors have nothing for her treatment.

The 36-year-old Egyptian who had moved to Abu Dhabi can now sit up in bed, eat her own meals, speak coherently and is in a 'cheerful' mood.

On Monday, at a press conference, Eman was seen laughing, and blowing kisses at her medical team.

Eman's sister Shaimaa Selim told Indian Express that "whatever happened in India had stressed her."

"When Eman was brought from Mumbai, she was going through severe depression. We have used a multi-disciplinary approach to treat her where obesity is just one of the issues," Dr Yassin Sahat, chief medical officer of Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi told DNA.

Earlier this year, Eman was lifted by a crane and brought in a cargo carrier from Egypt to India to undergo obesity management at Saifee Hospital. She was estimated to weigh near 500 kgs. She underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery and Saifee Hospital claimed that she had lost 300 kg.

However, Eman was still unable to talk, and stayed bed-ridden.

The doctors at the Abu Dhabi hospital say Eman needed a multi-disciplinary approach.

Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, chairman and managing director, VPS Healthcare told DNA that they don't discuss two things with Eman--her weight and the cost of her medical care. "We want to give her a near normal life and respecting patient privacy will be our focus," he added.

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