Eman to remain in city for next few days as transport issues delay her shifting to Abu Dhabi

Eman’s journey to Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel Hospital from Mumbai will be around six hours and the hospital is ensuring that she doesn't face any discomfort while travelling as she is not used to sitting for long hours. Eman was to be shifted on either April 30 or May 1, but now it has been delayed by a few days

Eman to remain in city for next few days as transport issues delay her shifting to Abu Dhabi

World’s heaviest woman Eman Ahmed will remain in Mumbai for next few days before being flown to Abu Dhabi for further treatment. Her shifting to Abu Dhabi has been delayed due to transport issue.

After the much publicised displeasure of Eman’s sister Shaimaa Selim on her course of treatment at Saifee Hospital, VPS Healthcare which runs Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, offered to treat Eman for free for next one year.

While Eman was to be shifted on either April 30 or May 1, sources say the shifting has been delayed due to transport issues. It is said total time for her to reach Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel Hospital from Mumbai will be around six hours and the hospital is ensuring that she doesn’t face any discomfort while travelling as she is not used to sitting for long hours.

“I am yet to be told when we are leaving for Abu Dhabi, but in a few days we will leave,” said Shaimaa.

Meanwhile, Saifee Hospital staff continues to give Eman her physiotherapy sessions.

Eman underwent a bariatric surgery on March 7 and presently weighs 176kg. After the ugly turn of events between Saifee Hospital and her sister, the hospital said it will be a joyous moment if VPS manages to get Eman walk.

Her legs are deformed. They are underdeveloped due to disuse for more than 25 years. Doctors at Saifee Hospital say while she is now sitting on her own with support for long hours, it is difficult to make her walk.

“They are bowed because of the weight and her right side of the body is paralysed. Walking is not a possibility,” said Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker, one of the doctors treating doctors.