A 36-year-old identified as Enam Ahmed Abd El Aty is believed to be the heaviest human being in the world.
The Egyptian woman who weighed 5kg (11lb) at birth has not been able to leave home for twenty-five years (25).
India’s Hospital Mumbai’s Saifee has come to the aid of the woman and is currently building a special facility designed to assist her.
The facility will have an operating theatre and an intensive care unit for the woman to undergo a weight reduction surgery and will be treated by a team of doctors led by well-known bariatric surgeon, Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala.
Enam was diagnosed with elephantiasis, but Doctor Lakdawala believes she does not have elephantiasis but suffers from obesity-related lymphoedema, which causes gigantic swelling of legs.
The Indian embassy in Cairo had initially denied Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty a visa request as she won’t be able to travel in person but later got a visa after Dr. Lakawala tweeted to India’s foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj who did respond to help. According to BBC report, the 278 sq metre (3,000 sq ft) new facility is estimated to cost 20M rupees ($293,762) and will be ready by the end of the month.