Indian doctors treating world's heaviest woman resign in protest over lying allegations

Indian doctors treating world's heaviest woman resign in protest over lying allegations

The doctors have quit in protest after the woman's sister accused them of lying on Facebook

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The medical team treating the world's heaviest woman have quit in protest over allegations made by the woman's family they lied about her weight loss. 

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty has lymphedema, which causes body tissue to swell up. Aged 11, she suffered a stroke and had not left her house prior to her surgery for 25 years.

The Egyptian woman was flown to Mumbai from Alexandria to undergo lap-band surgery at a weight of 500kg. Doctors claimed afterwards it had helped her to lose 100kg. 

However, the relationship between the doctors and Ahmed's family soured after one doctor accepted a medical award and claimed she'd lost a further 240kg. 

The 36-year-old's sister, Shaimaa Selim, posted a Facebook video refuting the doctor's claim and saying that Ahmed had been "destroyed" by the surgery.

In response, Ahmed's entired medical team bar one doctor resigned in protest, saying how hurt they'd been by the allegations.