Charges and denials shrouds weight loss of Egyptian women

Charges and denials shrouds weight loss of Egyptian women
The Saifee Hospital management on Thursday said that the relatives of Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, an Egyptian national, do not want to take care of her.

The charge comes amid claims by the family of Eman that she was not being treated properly at the hospital and her health has deteriorated. The hospital management has, however, refuted the claims.

Eman’s sister Shaaima Selim accused Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, chairman, Institute of Minimal Access Surgical Sciences & Research Centre, of being a “liar”. She also posted videos and photos of the patient on her Facebook account and raised doubts over the progress of her health.

“I am extremely saddened by this. If this is the result, humanitarian deeds will stop completely,” Dr Lakdawala was quoted as saying. “Shaimaa Selim u killed humanity with 1 swell blow may only God help u when u realise what u have done I will continue 2 treat & pray 4 Eman,” he tweeted.

“It seems she (Selim) is not prepared to go back. And that fright has led her to make all these allegations,” Saifee Hospital COO Huzaifa Sehabi said. Her weight has gone down miraculously, faster than expected. If a patient’s treatment is over, we can’t unnecessarily keep her in the hospital, he said.

In a related development, Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker, Bariatric Surgery section chief in the hospital, has decided to “resign” for her treatment. “...What her sister has done is worse than physically assaulting a doctor,” said Dr Aparna.

Dubbed the ‘world’s heaviest woman’, Eman (37) weighed around 500 kg. She underwent bariatric surgery on March 7 after losing an initial 100 kilos through a strict protein-rich liquid diet. On February 11, she was airlifted in a special cargo plane from Alexandria in Egypt.

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