Making shocking claims, sister of Eman Ahmed, the woman who came to India for obesity treatment, has alleged that she is still unable to speak or move, and had not lost as much weight as the hospital was claiming. Speaking to the Indian Express, Eman’s sister alleged that doctors of Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital have asked her to take Eman back to Egypt this month. “Eman is a different case. How will I look after her in Egypt if something critical happens,” Shaimaa was quoted as saying by The Indian Express. Weighing over 500 kg, Eman was estimated to be the world’s heaviest woman when she came to India on February 11 this year. However, Saifee Hospital doctors on Monday claimed Eman is now weighing in at 171 kg, calling it a ‘miraculous weight loss’. Speaking to Express, bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala claimed that Eman’s obesity issue has been treated and she ‘will not die’ due to that. He added that the patient needs neurological rehabilitation, which according to him, can be done in Egypt. The doctor alleged that Eman’s sister is defaming the hostpital as she is not financially capable of treating her in Egypt. Lakdawala added that it had disappointed the entire staff over the way a fight had ensued between the patient’s sister and the hospital.
On the other hand, Shaimaa refuted doctors’ claims saying Eman had not been weighed since her arrival. “She is sometimes very sick and I don’t know what to do. She is fed through tubes and cannot speak,” she said. She added that Eman often cries and suffers constant pain in left leg and is under heavy medication. “The doctor had promised to completely treat her when he came to our home in Alexandria. Now they are suddenly advising discharge. I had offers from other countries but I trusted this hospital,” she was quoted as saying in the report. Eman reportedly underwent her first bariatric surgery in March, which resulted in reducing of her stomach size by two-third, says the report. The woman’s genetic tests show she has a rare LEPR gene mutation that cannot be cured through surgery, the report said.