After Eman Ahmed's death, doctor warns immediate attention to morbid obesity

Eman Ahmed World's heaviest woman passes away in Abu Dhabis

World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed Abdulati passes away in Abu Dhabi

Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi said that Eman Abdul Atti died at 4:35 a.m. on Monday.

Dr Lakdawala, who supervised her treatment at the Saifee hospital, said the hospital did not charge "a single penny" from Eman's family. Eman Ahmed's weight loss journey began from India earlier this year and her journey has been followed by many people from all over the world. It had only been a week that she was celebrating her 37th birthday.

As a child she had to crawl on her knees because her legs couldn't support her weight, and she hadn't left her house for 25 years before she was taken to hospital this year.

In February, Eman was safely transported from Egypt to India for a weight reduction surgery.

But her sister Shalimaa disputed the size of the weight loss in a video she broadcast on YouTube. Over time she eventually came down to 176 kgs.

But after her family fell out with docs at Saifee hospital in May, she was later flown to Abu Dhabi's Burjeel hospital.

Doctors believe her condition is caused by a fluid retention problem, meaning that large amounts of extra water are being retained in her body. They say she had been heavy from the moment she was born, and she lost the ability to walk when she was just 11.

Dr. Mufazzal Lakdawala, who headed the team of doctors that treated her for obesity at Saifee Hospital, was unavailable for comment but expressed his condolences on Twitter.

Joining the debate, the bariatric surgery section chief Aparna Govil-Bhasker termed Shaimaa's allegations as "the worst kind of assault that a patient's family can do to a doctor". Eman had been admitted at Burjeel hospital on May 4 after arriving in the UAE from India.

Her UAE doctors tell the National, "Her diet was right, and nothing could have been done differently-so we were all very surprised when she started to go downhill over the previous three to four days".

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