World’s heaviest woman Eman Ahmed breathed her last at 4.35 am on Monday at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi. Doctors attributed her sudden death to a urinary tract infection and subsequent septic shock. Her condition deteriorated in the last 24 hours which resulted in multiple organ failure.
In February 2017, Eman reportedly weighed 500 kgs when she was flown down to Mumbai in a cargo plane and was taken to Saifee hospital in an open truck.
In April 2017, a special team dedicated to treating Eman, performed Laproscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on her. After which it was announced that she lost 242 kg. Soon after this news reached out to the world, Eman’s sister Shamiaa Selim revealed that her condition was not improving. In a video she posted, she said, false promises were made to her and that the doctors were lying. Unhappy with the treatment she demanded that Eman be released from the hospital. The seven-member team of doctors ‘resigned’ in protest to the allegations made by Shamiaa Selim. And also filed a police complaint alleging Eman’s sister was deliberately affecting her health.
In May 2017, Eman weighing 176 kg left for Burjeel Hospital in Dubai.In June 2017, in contrast to the earlier video released by Shamiaa, Burjeel Hospital released video of Eman opening a water bottle without assistance. The hospital claimed the recovery was faster than expected.
A month later Eman even attended a press conference where she was seen wearing a red top and some makeup.The progress, however, wasn't a lasting one. On September 2017, Eman was pronounced dead by the Burjeel Hospital.
Dr Mufazzal Lakdawala who headed the team at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai expressed his condolences on Twitter. He tweeted, “Inna-lillahi-wa-inna-ilayhi-raji-un. You shall always remain in my thoughts and prayers #EmanAhmed. Shall forever remember her smile RIP.”
Eman’s sudden death comes as a shock for thousands who have been praying for her recovery. What started as a ray of hope for Eman in Mumbai, ended up with an exchange of words between her relatives and doctors. Her sister alleged that she was promised Eman would be able to walk in 6 months but on coming here found out that she was being used for publicity. The doctors, however, disagreed to those allegations and said that their aim was to ensure she would be able to sit before they let her go.Eman weighed around 176kgs in her last few days and had been undergoing physiotherapy for her hands and legs to improve mobility. The doctors had hoped to conduct liposuction, abdominoplasty, correction surgery of hip, knee and joints. However, Eman's plans for improvement were cut short, only a month after she celebrated her 37th birthday.