An Egyptian woman who weighs 500 kg was reported to get Medical help in India.
Eman Ahmed was granted visa by Indian Embassy in Cairo after the Intervention by Extremal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. She was issued the medical Visa hours after a Mumbai Based Bariatric Surgeon requested Ms. Swaraj to help women travel to India for treatment.
Eman was earlier refused a visa due to her being overweight.
Dr. Muffi Lakdawala tweeted Sushma Swaraj, “Ma’am, Eman Ahmed (Egypt) 500 kgs requested me to save her please help me get her a medical visa as refused through normal process @SushmaSwaraj”.
Ms. Swaraj in response tweeted, “Thanks for bringing this to my notice. We will definitely help her”.
Ms. Eman’s weight prevented her from pursuing her studies as she dropped out of school due to weight gain.
Eman is said to be the fattest woman alive on earth. She has not left her home in 25 years. She is unable to move from her bed or even roll over due to her enormous size.
Eman was born weighing 5 kg and was diagnosed with elephantiasis- which is a parasitic infection that causes extreme swelling in limbs.
Physicians told that due to disruption of glands, her body stored more water than it should.