NEW DELHI – Indian doctors Thursday said they have successfully operated upon an Egyptian woman, believed to be the world’s heaviest at 500 kgs, at a private hospital in Mumbai, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

A spokesperson for Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital said that 36-year-old Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who had lost 100 kgs since arriving in India in January, has successfully undergone the weight-loss surgery.

“Eman successfully underwent a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. She had an uneventful surgery and anaesthesia course,” said a hospital statement.

It added: “She is now on oral fluids and accepting them well. We are trying to get her fit enough to fly back to Egypt as soon as possible.”

Eman’s family says that she hasn’t been able to leave home for 25 years.

Eman flew in to Mumbai in February on a chartered plane. The Indian Embassy in Cairo had at first denied her visa request as she was unable to travel there in person.

But after the surgeon tweeted to India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, the Minister was quick to respond with an offer of help. – BERNAMA

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