India: World's heaviest woman weighing 500 kg to undergo operation in Mumbai

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, the heaviest woman in the world weighing in at 500 kg (1102.3lbs), was transported to Saifee Hospital in Mumbai for a weight reduction operation on Saturday.

The 36-year-old Egyptian has not been able to step outside her house for the last 25 years.

Ahmed arrived in the early hours of Saturday after flying aboard an Airbus 300-600 freighter from Alexandria’s Borg EI Arab Airport. From there was transported in a special bed in a truck escorted by an ambulance and police, before arriving at the hospital, which she was lifted into by crane.

Ahmed was offered the treatment after Saifee's consultant bariatric surgeon Dr Lakdawala tweeted about her condition prompting an online campaign to raise funds for the operation. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj replied to the tweet, saying that she would help bring Ahmed to India.

According to Lakdawala, all medical assistance will be provided for free and Ahmed will remain in post-operation care for at least for 6 months.

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