36-year-old Eman Abd El-Aty, believed to be the heaviest woman in the world with a weight over 500 kg, hopes to receive treatment at the Maadi Military Hospital. Eman called upon President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to allow her to receive treatment at the Maadi Military Hospital, commenting “I have been locked in my room for 25 years, as my overweight prevented me from moving normally. I wish to receive treatment at the Maadi Military Hospital.”
Eman’s case has spread all over social media. Consequently, doctors all across India collected donations, and Eman, who could not sit on a chair in a vertical way, was transported to India. Doctors from India then sent word to her, saying that they are ready to dedicate a special building for her to perform the necessary surgery on her.
Unfortunately, Eman is facing yet another obstacle. The municipality of Mumbai ordered for the demolishing of the hospital where she is supposed to receive treatment, as it was built without official permission.
It is worth mentioning that Eman has faced several previous obstacles, including the Indian Embassy’s reluctance to issue a visa to her, as they did not believe she could get out of her house.
Doctor Lacdawla then wrote to the Indian minister of external affairs, Sushma Swaraj, asking her to issue a visa to Eman, saying that “I am kindly asking your Excellency to issue a treatment visa to India, as it was refused through the normal process.”
Swaraj quickly issued the visa and responded to the doctor, “thanks for informing me about her case, and surely we will help.”