Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abdulati (36), the world's heaviest woman who flew to India from Egypt for her bariatric surgery, is getting help from all quarters. She needs Rs 1 crore for her surgery to lose weight at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai.
The latest to donate for Eman is Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan's mother Pinky Roshan who has contributed Rs 10 lakh for Eman's surgery. Pinky's husband and producer Rakesh Roshan confirmed the news.
‘Ms Ahmed needs to lose 200 kilos in the next six months. She has a lot of water retention. Doctors are working to control this with medicines.’
Eman Ahmed, who has been admitted at a private hospital for weight-reduction (bariatric) surgery, has shed almost 40 kg since her admission a week ago. This allows Ms Ahmed to move her limbs and hands marginally, unlike before. After losing 40 kg, Eman is cheerful and smiling these days, doctors attending her at Saifee Hospital said.
A hospital endocrinologist (who treats people suffering from hormonal imbalances) and attends to Eman, said the weight-loss has made Eman hopeful about her treatment. Earlier, Eman weighed 500 kg and was pensive and pessimistic, sources said.
Eman will be treated for a series of conditions, mainly obesity, that have been tailing her even before she turned a teenager. Doctors hope to reduce her weight by 200 kg in 2017, and another 200 kg after two years.
"As the dialogue goes, picture abhi baaki hai mere dost," says a smiling bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, under whom Eman is admitted at Saifee, where she is being treated free of cost. "On the face of it, it looks like Eman is just lying there. But she is a bundle of complications - at that weight no one is normal," Lakdawala told.
Ms Ahmed used to be depressed in Egypt as for the past 25 years, she did not get to move out of her room at her family's residence in Alexandria, a hospital source said.
As per the doctors' plan, Ms Ahmed needs to lose 200 kilos in the next six months. She has a lot of water retention. Doctors are working to control this with medicines.