Egyptian woman to go through weight reduction surgery in India

  • December 8, 2016

An Egyptian woman who claims to be the world’s heaviest woman at 500kg (1,102lb), will soon be travelling to India for weight reduction surgery. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36, will be flown on a chartered plane to Mumbai where bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala plans to operate. The Indian embassy in Cairo had initially denied her visa request as she was unable to travel there in person. After the surgeon tweeted to India’s foreign minister, the situation has changed. India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is herself in hospital awaiting a kidney transplant, has quickly responded to offer help. Ms Abd El Aty’s family says that she hasn’t been able to leave home for the past 25 years. They claim that she weighs 500kg. If the claim about her weight is substantial, then that would make her the world’s heaviest woman alive in comparison to the  current Guinness record holder  Pauline Potter of the United States who weighed 292kg (643lb) in 2010.

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