New images released this week showed the apparent dramatic weight loss Eman Ahmed had achieved following surgery.
But now she has been loaded onto a specially adapted plane to take her to the Middle East.
Eman had to have Dr Shajir Gaffar, CEO of VPS Healthcare, Dubai and Northern Emirates and Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery where she is due to be treated, on the flight to monitor her heart due to her still massive weight.
It comes as doctors in India have refusing to continue treating Eman – saying they have fitted a gastric band and now she needs to continue the work on her own at home.
Eman – who tipped the scales at an incredible half a tonne (79 stone) – was discharged from hospital with medics refusing to carry out any further treatment on her following a falling out between Eman’s sister Shaimaa Selim and her treating surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala.
“Everything is ready and prepared, she has a specialised room prepared for her and the family”
Shaimaa Selim said her sister had deteriorated since the operation at the Saifee Hospital in the city of Mumbai in western India’s Maharashtra state.
The pair flew from their home in the Egyptian city of Alexandria to India after surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala offered to help Ms Abdulati lose weight.
He performed bariatric surgery, which involves fitting a gastric band to reduce the size of her stomach and claimed the operation had helped her lose about 250 kilogrammes (39 stone 7 pounds).
But Ms Selim says the hospital does not even have equipment capable of weighing her and she estimates that her sister has lost no more than 60 kilogrammes (9 stone 6 pounds).
The row rumbled on and caused Ms Selim to seek outside help – with medics form Abu Dhabi stepping forward.
Eman had previously not left her home in Alexandria, Egypt for 25 years prior to the weight loss trip to India.
Sanet Mayer, Director of Burjeel’s Medevac unit, said Eman is set to undergo a series of health tests when she arrives at the new facility.
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Eman is currently being fed a special liquid diet via a feeding tube and cannot speak very well. This happened when she suffered a stroke in Egypt prior to the surgery.
Sanet said: “She can understand some commands, but she is unable to complete sentences. She’s not able to speak words that people can understand, but she can obey commands.
“Everything is ready and prepared, she has a specialised room prepared for her and the family, and she has a bariatric bed, which prevents bed sores for long term patients.”
But getting Eman to the hospital safely is the gravest concern for now, say medics.
Dr Gaffar continued: “As of now I would say health and safety is our priority. We are looking at the safe transportation of the patient, to Abu Dhabi, from here.”