Egyptian national known as world's heaviest woman dies

She was undergoing treatment at the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai where she underwent treatment for severe obesity.

PTI
Abu Dhabi, Publish Date: Sep 26 2017 1:16AM | Updated Date: Sep 26 2017 1:16AM
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Eman Abdul Atti's efforts to shed her extra kilos ended in a tragedy at a hospital here when the 37-year-old Egyptian national known as 'the world heaviest woman' died today due to complications from her weight.

Eman weighed roughly 500 kilogrammes when she arrived in India in February, but had lost an astonishing 323 kilogrammes since undergoing a series of medical procedures.

Eman died at the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi due to complications from the underlying comorbid conditions, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction, according to medical experts at the hospital.

Eman had been admitted at Burjeel Hospital on May 4 after arriving in the UAE from India. She had been under the supervision of over 20 doctors from different specialties, who were managing her medical condition.

She was undergoing treatment at the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai where she underwent treatment for severe obesity.

Eman underwent bariatric surgery in March in India in which doctors reduced the size of her stomach by two-thirds, so as to reduce her food intake. Her genetic tests had showed that she had a rare gene mutation that cannot be cured through surgery.

Her treatment in India was abruptly stopped after her sister Shaimaa, on social media, alleged that Eman was not receiving proper treatment in India.

She had alleged that the doctors at Saifee, made "false claims" about Eman's recovery and weight loss.

Eman, a resident of Alexandria in Egypt, had not stepped out of her house for more than two decades due to her obese condition followed by a stroke that left her paralysed on one side a year ago.