- Eman Ahmed previously weighed around 500 kilos
- Emam arrived in Mumbai on February 11 by a specially modified aircraft
- She has suffered a series of other serious ailments owing to her weight
She is being treated at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai where she underwent a weight loss surgery earlier this month.
"Eman's current weight is 358 kg," the hospital said in a statement today. When she arrived in Mumbai on February 11 by a specially modified aircraft, she weighed 500 kg.
She is currently on "two hourly liquid feeding regime" where she is given low-sodium protein powder mixed with soy milk. Daily, she receives about 1,800 calories, the statement said.
"Her levels of uric acid remain a challenge," it added. Eman still receives her feed through a tube because of the difficulty in swallowing fluids due to a stroke she had suffered earlier, doctors said.
Bariatric surgery is a stomach-shrinking bypass procedure carried out on those wanting to lose excessive weight.
It is increasingly common in India, which has a growing problem with obesity, particularly in urban areas.
(with inputs from PTI and AFP)
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