Airline wanted: Fatest woman in the world hopes for rescue surgery in India
A woman from Egypt has not left her parents' home for 25 years. Now she is to be flown to India, where an operation should help her to counteract her extreme excess weight. The 36-year-old weighs around 500 kilos. No airline has yet been found to transport them.
Heaviest woman in the world
Earlier this year, reports were published about the world's heaviest woman, who lost about 80 percent of her former weight by going on a radical diet and undergoing various operations. Even the supposedly fattest woman in the world is now to be treated with surgery. However, no airline has yet been found that would fly the woman from her native Egypt to India.
"She urgently needs an operation"
The Egyptian Eman Ahmed Abd al-Ati, who weighs around 500 kilograms, plans to fly to India soon, according to a report by the APA news agency, to counteract her obesity with an operation there.
Indian surgeon Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, who wants to operate the supposedly fatest woman in the world for free, said: “She is a cluster of diseases. She urgently needs an operation. "
No airline found yet
According to media reports, however, the problem of transport still exists. For example, “India Today” writes: “Despite all of this, there is a great challenge that the 36-year-old Egyptian has to overcome in order to reach India. And the challenge is to find an airline that is ready to carry the 500 kg woman. No airline has yet contacted either privately or commercially that would help bring the patient to Mumbai. ”
However, it is said that the doctor has started collecting donations for a flight.
Have not left room for 25 years
Dr. Lakdawala expects the woman from Egypt to come to Mumbai for the surgery next week. "Your sister said that she hasn't left her room in 25 years," said the doctor. "I just thought" Oh my god, I have to help her. I will do it for free, no problem. "
Abd al-Ati's sister urgently asked the Indian doctor for help about two weeks ago, according to the APA. The visa for entry was initially denied, but when the Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj was informed, she personally arranged for the visa to be issued.
Elephantiasis was diagnosed in childhood
As the "BBC" reports, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty weighed five kilograms at birth, when she was 11 years old she was only able to crawl due to her weight.
At that time she was diagnosed with “elephantiasis”. In addition, she suffered a stroke and became bedridden. The Egyptian developed various ailments such as diabetes, high blood pressure and breathing interruptions during sleep.
Doctor wants to do his best
Dr. Lakdawala, however, is critical of the diagnosis of elephantiasis and rather suspects that the lymphedema is caused by obesity.
According to the BBC, the doctor explained: “It is likely that Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty will have to stay in Mumbai for a total of three months before she can return to Egypt. But to get their weight under 100 kilograms, it will probably take two to three years. ”
The APA quoted him as follows: “I would be lying if I said that I was one hundred percent safe. There are many challenges, but I will try my best to help her. ”(Ad)