Heaviest woman (500kg) will go under reduction surgery in India

BBC – An Egyptian woman, believed to be the world’s heaviest woman at 500kg (1,102lb), will soon be flown to India for weight reduction surgery.

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36, will be flown on a chartered plane to Mumbai where bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala plans to operate.

The Indian embassy in Cairo initially denied her visa request as she was unable to travel there in person.

After the surgeon tweeted to India’s foreign minister that changed.
India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is herself in hospital awaiting a kidney transplant, was quick to respond with an offer of help.

Ms Abd El Aty’s family says she hasn’t been able to leave home for 25 years now and claims she weighs 500kg.

If the claim about her weight is true, then that would make her the world’s heaviest woman alive as the current Guinness record holder is Pauline Potter of the United States who weighed 292kg (643lb) in 2010.

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