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Mumbai: Saifee Hospital invests Rs 2 crore for new ward for the Worlds heaviest women

Mumbai: Saifee Hospital invests Rs 2 crore for new ward for the Worlds heaviest women

Mumbai: Saifee Hospital at Charni Road, is all gearing up to perform bariatric surgery on 500-kg Egyptian Eman Ahmed, the world’s heaviest woman. As a part of its preparations, the hospital is reported to have been spending close to Rs 2 crore on creating a special one bed hospital for the patient.

Building a whooping 3000 sqft special facility on the ground floor behind the main hospital wing, this one-bed hospital will comprise of a separate operation theatre, a dedicated Intensive Care Unit, a doctors’ room, an attendants’ room, two restrooms and a video conferencing room. All the dimensions are being designed keeping Eman’ Ahmad’s weight and frame in mind from extra wide doors to a 7ft by 7ft bed reports TOI. The construction company involved has been given a target deadline of end of January to finish her work.

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Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36,believed to be the world’s heaviest woman at 500kg (1,102lb) is soon expected be flown to Mumbai from Egypt in order to undergo bariatric surgery to be performed by  Dr Muffazal Lakdawala. The woman who has not been able to leave home for 25 years now, weighed 5kg (11lb) at birth and was diagnosed with elephantiasis. While the dates of her arrival have not been announced, a team lead by bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala along with a cardiologist, a cardiac surgeon, an endocrinologist, a chest physician, two intensivists, and three anaesthetists will operate upon Eman Ahmed and will also be involved in her post-operative care 24*7.

Read more at Medical Dialogues: Mumbai doctor to operate on heaviest woman of the world


Source: With inputs
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    KHOZEM ABBAS BHAIMIYA January 16, 2017, 10:21 am

    Who so ever has got this stupid idea of exit exams for Doctors is a fool. He should rather think of how a better education can be given to our Indian Doctors and put corrupt politicians owning private medical colleges for sake of earning capitation fees behind bars

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    Raj Bhutiani MS, FRCS January 14, 2017, 6:59 pm

    There are thousands of patients who could benefit from this sort of money and be productive members of society, rather than do this fancy exercise on one person, who is very unlikely to survive leave alone be productive member of society. If any care was felt necessary it should have been provided from day one so that this day in the poor lady did not come. One great saying in surgery i have learned from my seniors is, \”Just because you can do it does not mean you should\”. Think of the consequences. Yes all the concerned doctors will work very hard in this case and will have their names in the Newspapers, but for what.

  3. If Elephantiasis [ leishmaniasis ] is an established diagnosis of this lady and that is the reason for her obesity then surgery is not the write answer and further it may turn out to be catastrophic . These are extremely high risk patients for GI SURGERIES . Usually one can confront many complications postoperatively and which can lead to invariably to catastrophes . My suggestion is one should avoid such heroics or heroism . One should not practice beyond conventions and laws .