'The world's heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed dies in Abu Dhabi

Eman Ahmed

Once world's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed passes away in Abu Dhabi

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty passed away at 4:35 a.m. local time Monday, according to Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi.

Eman was under the care of 20 different doctors at Burjeel Hospital.

"Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family", read a statement issued by the hospital where she died.

Eman Ahmed, the Egyptian woman who had been the subject of much media attention in India after she came to the country for a dramatic weight-loss medical procedure, passed away on Monday morning.

Eman was kept on a strict diet at Abu Dhabi and was being treated for her seizures and severe depression. "We have seen her communicating with signs, and when she left from the Saifee hospital she was able to utter a couple of words in Arabic", he said.

Eman Ahmed reached the massive weight after being born with a condition that left her constantly hungry.

She was born weighing a hefty 4Kgs and was shortly diagnosed afterwards with the parasitic disease called elephantiasis.

According to UAE newspaper The National, 37-year-old Eman Ahmed Abdel Ati died from complications linked to her condition. Rather her health got deteriorated during the treatment, her sister had alleged voicing up against the Saifee hospital doctors.

Eman was lifted in a crane in February and brought in a cargo carrier from Egypt to Indian after her younger sister had requested for treatment. They say she had been heavy from the moment she was born, and she lost the ability to walk when she was just 11. After this she had been hit by many diseases. Al Arabiya notes she turned 37 earlier this month and was permitted to eat ice cream as part of the celebration. The surgery was conducted under the guidance of well-known bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala.

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