330kg obese man gets army chief’s nod for special medical treatment

Noor Hassan will be airlifted from Sadiqabad to Lahore on COAS’ directives on Tuesday

Inp June 17, 2019

RAWALPINDI/ SADIQABAD: Taking notice of an appeal made on social media, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed a special medical treatment for a 330 kilogramme obese man from Sadiqabad, Punjab.

Noorul Hassan, who cannot travel in ambulance by road, will be airlifted in a military helicopter to Lahore on Tuesday.

He will be treated at a private hospital in the Punjab capital. Hassan is unable to move freely due to excessive weight.

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In 2017, the country’s most obese man Muhammad Naveed underwent laparoscopic surgery in Lahore.

The then 42-year-old weighed 360kg owing to family tendency and overeating. He was said to lose 150 kilos in six months after the surgery.


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