Eman Ahmed, once world's heaviest woman, passes away in Abu Dhabi

Last Updated: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 14:31 hrs
Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty blows a kiss during a press conference on July 24, 2017 at the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: Eman Ahmed, once the world's heaviest woman who visited India for weight-loss surgeries in a Mumbai hospital earlier this year, passed away in Abu Dhabi.

Eman, 36-year-old, died Eman died at 4.35 a.m due to numerous co-morbid conditions including heart disease and kidney dysfunction, said the doctors at Burjeel Hospital. Doctors said she was earlier recovering and was also able to use an electronic wheelchair on her own.

A resident of Alexandria in Egypt, Eman weighed 504 kgs when she arrived in Mumbai on February 11. She was brought to India by an Egypt Air fully-equipped cargo flight. She had lost over 250 kg in two months after undergoing surgery at Saifee Hospital.

During the early days of her treatment in India, she shed a remarkable 100 kg through a strict protein-rich liquid diet which helped her stay in a stable condition.

“She had been under the supervision of a medical team of over 20 doctors from different specialities who were managing her medical condition from the time she arrived in the UAE. Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family,” the Burjeel Hospital's statement reads.

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