Morbidly obese man undergoes successful surgery in Lahore

Noorul Hassan's weight would come to a normal level in two years, doctors say


Our Correspondent June 28, 2019
Within span of one year the weight of Hassan would be reduced by around 100kg, according to doctors. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: Noorul Hassan, a Sadiqabad-based 330kg man, suffering from extreme obesity, underwent on Friday a successful weight loss surgery in Lahore.

According to doctors, the 55-year-old's life was out of danger following the surgery, and he would remain under observation at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the next two days.

Within a span of one year Hassan's weight would be reduced by around 100kg, the doctors said, adding that in the next two years his weight would come to a normal level.

Meanwhile, senior surgeons and medical experts lamented the non-serious attitude in which hospital staff recorded video and took selfies while the patient was in critical condition.



Earlier this month, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had taken notice of a social media appeal made by Hassan, directing special medical treatment for him.

He was airlifted in a military helicopter to Lahore as he was unable to travel in ambulance by road due to his weight.

In 2017, 42-year-old Muhammad Naveed also underwent laparoscopic surgery in the Punjab capital.

Naveed weighed 360kg owing to family tendency and overeating. He is said to have lost 150kg in six months after the surgery.

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