The “World’s heaviest woman” has shed half her weight, which is around a quarter of a tonne, in the two months she’s been in India for treatment, doctors said.
Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty weighed 500 kg when she arrived in Mumbai in February on a specially modified plane to undergo emergency weight-loss surgery.
In videos provided this week by the Saifee Hospital, where the 37-year-old successfully had bariatric surgery last month, Abd El Aty can be seen sitting up and smiling while listening to music.
“She looks a happier and slimmer version of her past self. She can finally fit into a wheelchair and sit for a longer period of time, something we never dreamt of three months back,” said a statement from doctors, announcing that she had lost 250 kilos.
Abd El Aty had not left her home in Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria for two decades until she arrived in India’s commercial capital on February 11.
She was put on a special liquid diet to get her weight down to a low enough level for doctors to perform bariatric surgery, essentially a stomach-shrinking bypass procedure carried out on those wanting to lose excessive weight.
The diet helped Abd El Aty lose around 100 kilos in a month, allowing doctors to operate on her in early March.
WORLD’S HEAVIEST WOMAN CUTS DOWN BY HALF IN MUMBAI
An Indian Naval ship for the first time on Friday fired a land-attack BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.
“Land attack version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was fired for the first time from an Indian Navy’s stealth frigate, off the eastern coast, at a land target,” said a source in the Ministry of Defence.
“So, far only anti-ship version of BrahMos had been fired by Indian Navy,” the source added.
This puts India in a select club of nations with such capability.
The land-attack version of BrahMos has been operationalised in the Indian Army since 2007.
The BrahMos missile, with a range of 290 km and a Mach 2.8 speed, is capable of being launched from land, sea and sub-sea pads against sea and land targets.
BrahMos, jointly developed by India and Russia, is considered the only supersonic cruise missile in the world. The missile was first inducted in the India Navy in 2005.
India is developing 450 km and 800 km range BrahMos missiles and an air launched version, designed to be delivered from Su-30 jets. It is also in the development phase.