‘Heaviest woman’ needs further treatment

Image copyright EPA Image caption Doctors say Eman Abd El Aty has lost more than 250kg An Egyptian woman who was believed to have been the world’s heaviest is now being treated for several health conditions at a hospital in Abu Dhabi.

Eman Abd El Aty, said to have weighed around 500kg (1,102lb), left an Indian hospital last Thursday after doctors said she lost more than 250kg.

But doctors in UAE say she is suffering from a “cardiac issue” and infected bed sores, apart from her obesity.

Recent weeks saw a row erupt between her doctors in India and her family.

It began when her sister, Shaimaa Selim, released a short video on social media alleging that her sister was still unable to speak or move, and had not lost as much weight as the hospital was claiming. The hospital strongly denied the allegations.

A statement issued by Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel Hospital said a multi-disciplinary team of 20 doctors is treating Ms Abd El Aty.

“She is currently facing several health conditions, including a cardiac issue, which is still under intensive investigation; severe urosepsis

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