Obese man’s transport to hospital in Saudi Arabia requires complex operation

Obese man’s transport to hospital in Saudi Arabia requires complex operation

A complex “multi-partnership” operation was required to transfer to hospital a man weighing 610kg. Saudi Arabian Khalid Mohsin Shaeri was freed from his house in Jazan after two and a half years of enforced reclusion, to undergo a gastric band operation. To get the man out of his home, an outside wall had to be demolished and a forklift truck was used to lift him into the ambulance.

A considerable number of people were involved in the operation, which was then repeated at the airport: the youth was lifted onto a Saudi military aircraft bound for Riyadh. Obesity, especially amongst young people, is becoming a serious problem for Saudi Arabia: according to UN figures, over 35% of the population is obese, with peaks of 40% in Kuwait.

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