Published On : Mon, Sep 25th, 2017

World’s ‘heaviest woman’ passes away in Abu Dhabi months after being shifted from Mumbai

Abu Dhabi: Egyptian national Eman Ahmed, who had been undergoing treatment for weight loss, passed away in Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel hospital.

She passed away on Monday morning at 4.35 am due to complications from the underlying co-morbid conditions.

Shifted from India in May
The 36-year-old Egyptian, estimated to be world’s heaviest woman until January this year, was bed-ridden for last three years. She was initially brought to India for bariatric procedure under Mumbai-based Saifee Hospital.

In May, she was shifted to Burjeel hospital, Abu Dhabi, to continue her treatment after a dispute erupted between her sister and Saifee hospital over treatment.

In Burjeel, Eman suffered from kidney dysfunction and heart disease that worsened her condition in the last few days. “She had been under supervision of 20 doctors from different specialties,” a hospital official said.

Death came suddenly say Doctors
While Eman had been doing extremely well and recovering from depression and mobility distress, doctors treating her said her death has come suddenly. “She suffered a septic shock that led to severe infection in her body. Yesterday (Sunday) we shifted her to intensive care unit. Her condition worsened in 24 hours and she suffered a multi organ failure,” Dr Nahed Halawa, deputy medical director at Burjeel hospital, told the Indian Express. He added, “We are all in shock.

This is so sudden. Her sister Shaimaa Selim is coming to terms with the loss. The family is yet to reach Abu Dhabi from Egypt.”