Eman can now sit on her own: Burjeel Hospital

Eman Ahmed

Mumbai: Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, once the world's heaviest woman, can now use both hands and is able to sit without support, doctors at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi said.

He noted that by the end of the stage, she is able to use both hands to feed and take her medications, and is able to sit independently, adding that her bedsores are nearly healed. She is able to sit independently, and for long periods, on a specialised tailored wheel chair. "The bed sores are nearly healed", said Dr. Yassin Elshahat, chief medical officer of Burjeel hospital adding that she was able to speak clearer sentences. Her bedsores are nearly healed, and because her voice has cleared, she is able to speak in full sentences and is communicating better with her surroundings and will undergo a series of weight-reduction surgeries post Eid festival.

The second stage of planned treatment for Eman will start one week after Eid, which will include multiple steps of surgery to reduce weight including liposuction and plastic surgery. "I am glad that doctors at Burjeel hospital are taking so much effort to treat my sister", said Shaimaa, Eman's sister.

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While the doctors did not reveal her current weight, they said there was a "significant reduction".

The statement said that Abdul Atti also greeted her well-wishers ahead of Eid Al Fitr, and expressed her thanks to the Abu Dhabi government and to the hospital.

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