Eman Ahmed celebrates her birthday at Burjeel Hospital

Condition of former world’s heaviest woman continues to improve

Abu Dhabi: Eman Ahmad Abdul Atti, formerly the world’s heaviest woman, celebrated her 37th birthday at Burjeel Hospital. She was joined by her mother, her sister and her niece for the celebrations at the hospital.

Eman was transferred to UAE from India in May earlier this year after her family’s request and as part of a VPS Healthcare owned Burjeel Hospital’s CSR initiative, driven by the UAE’s Year of Giving initiated by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, President of the UAE.

Eman has shown tremendous progress ever since her arrival and continues to improve.

“From the time Eman began treatment at Burjeel, we have seen massive improvement in her medical condition. She has been under the supervision of a medical team of over 20 doctors from different specialties,” said Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and Managing Director of VPS Healthcare.

Eman was in a joyous mood during her birthday celebrations and was very happy to have her favorite cake. For the celebrations, her entire room was decorated and entire staff involved with her treatment joined her and her family for her birthday.

“We are all thrilled to see her happy. One of the major challenges when she arrived was to improve her ability to communicate and to make her believe that she can become better and lead as close to a normal life as possible. Seeing the improvements in her condition now makes me very happy and motivates us to continue to help people. She is interacting with everyone and is putting in great efforts towards her treatment,” said Dr. Vayalil.

“Our larger goal is to fight obesity and Eman will be the face of that fight. Once her recovery is complete, we hope she will become the ambassador of fighting obesity and will encourage people to live a healthier and happier life,” he added.

“All the experts associated with Eman’s treatment are in advanced planning stages of the second phase for her treatment, which would take approximately 3-4 months to complete,” added Dr. Yassin El-Shahat, Chief Medical Officer, Burjeel Hospital.

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