Overweight Kuwaiti Woman Flown To US For Treatment
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An overweight Kuwaiti woman weighing 270 kg was flown to the United States of America for treatment.

The Ministry of Health arranged for the transportation of the patient in co-ordination with the Ministry of Defence, the Emergencies and Overseas Treatment Directorate and health offices in London and Washington and the Military Hospital.

The Ministry of Defence also provided the use pf a special military plane and a medical evacuation jet to transport the woman who could not travel aboard a commercial plane.
Eight medical employees were part of the team that helped transport the woman by a special ambulance from her house to the Abdulla Mubarak Airbase.

The woman was accompanied on the journey  by six medical professionals.

The woman is suffering from the Elephant Man Disease, which is a major hereditary genetic disorder.


11 Sep, 2017 0 2135
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