Even as 37-yr-old Egyptian national Eman Abdulati has passed away, the decision to move her back from India where she had lost almost 330 kgs under the supervision of doctors here is considered controversial. Abdulati developed medical complications and died at 4.35 am on Monday at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi.
the world’s heaviest woman and weighing 500 kg, Abdulati was under the supervision of over 20 doctors from different specialities, who were managing her medical condition from the time she arrived in the UAE.
According to medical experts at Burjeel Hospital, she died due to complications from the underlying comorbid conditions, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction. Her family has expressed their appreciation for the doctors at Burjeel. “Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family,” read an official statement from the hospital.
Abdulati’s medical treatment first began in Mumbai, when reputed bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, decided to take on the challenging case. She arrived in the city weighing 500 kg, and was around 176 kg, when she was discharged from Charni Road’s Saifee Hospital on May 4.