Special flight arrangements have been made for the same and all the expenses will be borne by Saifee.
Mumbai: Amid the ugly spat between the sister of Egyptian national Eman Ahmed (36) and the doctors treating her at Mumbai’s privately run Saifee Hospital, it has emerged that the hospital’s authorities have spent more on her than the crowd-sourced funds gathered for her treatment.
The hospital said it has so far spent over Rs 2 crore while it could gather only Rs 64 lakh from charitable donations in a public fund created for Eman’s treatment. Saifee Hospital’s chief executive officer Huzaifa Shehabi told The Asian Age that the hospital has paid the balance amount of Rs 1.36 crore that was spent on Eman on overheads including treatment.
Eman is set to be shifted to Abu-Dhabi based Burjeel Hospital for further treatment on Sunday. Special flight arrangements have been made for the same and all the expenses will be borne by Saifee.
Four doctors and three management officials from VPS Healthcare, the group that owns Burjeel Hospital, arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday to crosscheck Eman’s reports.
Asked about the allegations levelled against the hospital by Eman’s sister, Mr Shehabi said, “God is with us, no one was ready to take her since she was on the heavier side, it is our hospital that came forward and took the care and did whatever was needful for her.”
Sister Belinda Sawant, one of the nurses caring for Eman, said, “We have taken care of Eman like our own baby, she communicates with us in her own gestures, she smiles when we wish her. We are going to miss her. Sometimes her sister deliberately tells Eman to act in weird way. Despite all that we continue nursing her and will do so till the time she is with us, since we love her.”