The family weren’t helped medically until Iman’s sister Chaymaa went public with their struggle.
She’s now going to get potentially life-saving weight loss surgery in India,the Daily Star reports.
Iman wasn’t granted a visa initially as she was couldn’t leave the house to get to the embassy to be fingerprinted.
It wasn’t until India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj saw her
plight on Twitter that she was granted the medical visa..
Dr Muffazzal Lakdawala, the surgeon who’ll perform the series of operations, says she could lose 400kg in two years.
However, there is the huge problem of actually getting Iman to Mumbai
from Egypt. At the moment, there’s hope a private plane will be able to
take the 36-year-old to Egypt.
Dr Lakdawala said: “Her life is at risk. She is a living time bomb.”