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Eman's ultimate target to weigh under 100kg
Ashwani Kumar/Abu Dhabi
Filed on 2017-07-25 | Updated on 2017-08-23 10:44:17

Two-and-a-half months after she was airlifted to the UAE from India, Eman Ahmed is filled with hopes to shed the world's heaviest woman title.

The Egyptian woman was wheeled into the auditorium at Burjeel Hospital during a Press conference on Monday and her change was visible in her expressions.

Eman, who had been admitted at the hospital on May 4, looked remarkably relaxed and poised despite seeing a hall full of strange faces. Surely, the team ...

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Away from India, Burjeel doctors claim ‘cheerful’ Eman is in better shape now
Tabassum Barnagarwala
Published: 2017-07-25

"Eman will be the ambassador for obesity treatment to help the hospital spread awareness on childhood and adult ...

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Second batch of 90 Yemenis arrive in India for treatment
Gulf News/Binsal Abdul Kader, Senior Reporter
Published: 2017-07-23

A second batch of Yemeni patients, who were seriously injured in various incidents in their war-torn country, arrived in ...

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Despite serious injuries, they want to fight for Yemen
Binsal Abdul Kader, Senior Reporter
Published: 2017-07-27

Despite suffering serious injuries in life-threatening attacks, Yemenis recuperating at a Delhi hospital want to go back at the ...

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Artificial limbs give Yemenis new lease of life.
Gulf News/Binsal Abdul Kader, Senior Reporter
Published: 2017-06-29

Patients from Yemen thank UAE for medical treatment in India that helped them return to normal life

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Former heaviest woman’s wait for fresh air continues but ‘progress is being made’
Nick Webster/ Abu Dhabi
Filed on 2017-08-30 | Last updated on 2017-11-18 12:50:38

Former heaviest woman’s wait for fresh air continues but ‘progress is being made’

It has been 25 years since Eman Abd El Aty stepped outside to breathe natural air, away from the confines of her home or hospital ward.

Her ill health and weight of close to 500kg as a result of a genetic condition had confined her to the space within the four walls around her.

Almost four months on from when she arrived for rehabilitation at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, the Egyptian was due to ...

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UAE patients to soon get organ transplants within the country, claim doctors
Jasmine Al Kuttub/ Abu Dhabi
Filed on 2017-08-06 | Last updated on 2017-11-18 11:44:30

UAE patients to soon get organ transplants within the country, claim doctors

Patients will no longer need to travel abroad for organ transplant, once the transplantation units become available across UAE hospitals, medical experts said.

During an organ transplantation discussion on Monday, DrYassin Ibrahim M. El-Shahat, Consultant-Nephrology and Chief Medical Officer at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, said that world renowned organ transplant surgeons have been studying the hospital, before giving it the green light to open its first organ transplant unit.

"The organ transplant ...

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Doctors close to milestone in former world’s heaviest woman’s weight-loss
Naser Al Wasmi/Abu Dhabi
Filed on 2017-07-25 | Last updated on 2017-08-24 06:04:25

Doctors close to milestone in former world’s heaviest woman’s weight-loss

Doctors hope that Eman El Aty will be able to sit upright in a chair within two months – the first time she has been able to move out of her bed in 12 years. 

The Egyptian, who weighed 500 kilograms in February this year, is being treated at VPS Burjeel Hospital after being flown from a hospital in India last week on a specially equipped cargo plane.

Doctors hope this milestone in her battle ...

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