Saifee Hospital will hand over Ms Ahmed’s medical records, which run into 10,000 pages, to Burjeel Hospital.
Mumbai: Doctors from the Abu Dhabi-based VPS Healthcare’s Burjeel Hospital have sent an email to Dr Huzefa Shehabi, COO of Saifee Hospital, stating that Egyptian national Eman Ahmed is ‘stable, in good health and fit to fly’.
Ms Ahmed, who weighed 500 kg when she arrived in the city, will fly out of Mumbai on Thursday morning for further treatment at Burjeel Hospital, as per the wishes of her sister, Shaimaa Selim (32).
Ms Ahmed now weighs 170 kg. A team Saifee doctors also briefed Burjeel Hospital’s doctors about Ms Ahmed’s current medical status.
The shift will take place in the backdrop of a war of words that broke out between the Saifee team and Ms Selim over Ms Ahmed’s treatment and the hospital’s decision to discharge her.
Ms Ahmed will be transferred in a special ambulance, which has been arranged for by Burjeel Hospital, said sources. Saifee Hospital has set aside a special wheelchair known as a Lourano for Ms Ahmed, who will fly in a specially equipped airbus. Around nine doctors, nurses and paramedics from Burjeel Hospital will travel with Ms Ahmed and Ms Selim. Saifee Hospital will hand over Ms Ahmed’s medical records, which run into 10,000 pages, to Burjeel Hospital.
Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, the bariatric surgeon who operated on Ms Ahmed said, “We do not know their plans. We will be transferring Eman tomorrow with a heavy heart.”
Asked about Ms Ahmed’s future treatment, Dr Lakdawala said, “I have no clue. I am just transferring her to Burjeel Hospital. The experts of that hospital will decide what’s next. I wish her the best of luck.” “When Eman arrived here she had a couple of disorders like hypertension, diabetes and her kidney was not functioning normally. After the operation she has been stable,” he said.
VPS Healthcare CEO Dr Shajir Gaffar said, “A safe transfer is our priority. We have our experts who will accompany her and there won’t be any trouble.”
Ms Selim has been upset with the doctors at Saifee Hospital after they brought up the possibility of discharging her sister when the latter lost 242 kg. The doctors have claimed that Ms Selim wanted them to treat Ms Ahmed till she could stand erect and walk and she also wanted to abandon her.
Ms Selim said, “The final arrangements to shift Eman began on Wednesday. I hope that she will stand on her feet and start walking.” Doctors who treated Ms Ahmed have said that chances of her walking are difficult but not impossible.