Mumbai: Eman Ahmed, termed the heaviest women in the world, landed in Mumbai on Saturday for weight reduction treatment at a local facility. Ms Ahmed, 36, landed at Mumbai international airport around 4 am. Ms Ahmed was lifted, along with the bed on which she laid while travelling, with the help of a crane. She was then taken to a hospital on a special bed created to transport her, news agency PTI reported.
- Eman Ahmed has not moved out of her house for 25 years
- A special bed was made for her transfer, her flight was fully equipped
- She will be kept under observation for a month before undergoing surgery
Ms Ahmed, who has not moved out of her house for 25 years, would be under observation for about a month before she undergoes surgery, doctors said.
She is currently under the care of a city-based bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala, and his team of doctors.
The doctors have been treating Eman for almost three months and took all the necessary precautions needed for the transportation of bed-bound Eman from Egypt's Alexandria city.
"Even though transporting Eman to Mumbai was a challenging task keeping in mind the complexities of her case as she is a high risk patient who has not been able to move or leave the house for the past 25 years," doctors said.
Eman was accompanied by Aparna Govil Bhasker, an Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon at Centre of Obesity and Digestive Surgery and Head of Department of Bariatric surgery at Saifee hospital, and Kamlesh Bohra, Senior Intensivist, Department of Critical and Intensive Care at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai.
"She, along with her sister Shaimaa Ahmed, arrived in Mumbai early on Saturday. To prepare her for the flight, the team of doctors have been in Egypt for the last 10 days to optimise the conditions for her travel; given the fact that she is so heavy and not moved for the last 25 years she is at a high risk for a pulmonary embolism and hence has been put on blood thinners to try and minimise the chances of such an eventuality during her transfer," doctors said.
As a precautionary measure, the flight was furnished with all the equipment required in case of an emergency such as portable ventilator, portable defibrillator, oxygen cylinders, intubating laryngoscopes and other safety drugs.
Ms Ahmed is being transported by a fully equipped truck, which will be followed by an ambulance and a police escort to Saifee Hospital where a special room has been created for her.
(with inputs from PTI)