Eman Ahmad, world’s heaviest woman dies in Abu Dhabi hospital


Eman Ahmad, the world’s heaviest woman who underwent a weight-loss surgery in Mumbai earlier this year, passed away in Abu Dhabi on Monday morning. The Egyptian national celebrated her 37th birthday a week ago. 

The main reason cited for her death are numerous co-morbid conditions including heart diseases and kidney dysfunction, as confirmed by the officials of the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi.

“She had been under the supervision of a medical team of over 20 doctors from different specialities who were managing her medical condition from the time she arrived in the UAE. Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family,” said the hospital.

Ahmad, a resident of Alexandria, Egypt, was welcomed to Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital for weight-loss treatment where she had undergone weight loss surgery on Feb 11 this year. Doctors at Saifee said that at 504 kgs, the world’s heaviest woman underwent the bariatric surgery and diet regime, they helped her lose 300kg.

Ahmad was later transferred to Burjeel Hospital on May 4 after spending three months in Mumbai. As reported, her family was not happy with the ongoing assistance and treatment at the Mumbai hospital and thus decided her to transfer her to a hospital in Abu Dhabi.

After her surgery, doctors had shared videos of her recovery, claiming that she was healing three times faster than they had planned. As reported by Hindustan Times, Dr. Yassin El Shahat, chief medical officer of Abu Dhabi based Burjeel Hospital had said by the end of stage two of her treatment, she will be able to feed herself by mouth and use an electric wheel chair after achieving a reasonable weight loss by strict diet regimen.