Eman was brought from Egypt in a cargo plane costing the family $130,000 and transported at Mumbai using a crane and a truck to a specially equipped hospital that created tailor-made operating theater for this 500 kg heavy woman.
World's heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed has not moved out of her house for 25 years.
- Eman Ahmed has not moved out of her house for 25 years
- A special bed was made for her transfer, her flight was fully equipped
- She will be kept under observation for a month before undergoing surgery
Ms Ahmed, who has not moved out of her house for 25 years, would be under observation for about a month before she undergoes surgery, doctors said.
She is currently under the care of a city-based bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala, and his team of doctors.
The doctors have been treating Eman for almost three months and took all the necessary precautions needed for the transportation of bed-bound Eman from Egypt's Alexandria city.
"Even though transporting Eman to Mumbai was a challenging task keeping in mind the complexities of her case as she is a high risk patient who has not been able to move or leave the house for the past 25 years," doctors said.
"She, along with her sister Shaimaa Ahmed, arrived in Mumbai early on Saturday. To prepare her for the flight, the team of doctors have been in Egypt for the last 10 days to optimise the conditions for her travel; given the fact that she is so heavy and not moved for the last 25 years she is at a high risk for a pulmonary embolism and hence has been put on blood thinners to try and minimise the chances of such an eventuality during her transfer," doctors said.
Ms Ahmed is being transported by a fully equipped truck, which will be followed by an ambulance and a police escort to Saifee Hospital where a special room has been created for her.