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600kg Saudi man forklifted to hospital

Massively overweight Khaled Mohsin Shairi had to have bed specially made in US

  • AFP
  • Published: 20:36 August 19, 2013
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Reuters
  • Saudi Civil Defence members use a forklift to move Khaled Mohsen Shaeri, 20, from his house in the Saudi city of Jizan, and to be airlifted to the capital Riyadh for medical treatment.
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Riyadh: A Saudi man weighing 610 kilograms was forklifted to hospital on Monday for medical treatment at the expense of the monarch to reduce his weight.

Khaled Mohsin Shairi was flown from his southwestern hometown of Jizan to Riyadh on a specially-equipped plane.

It posted a picture of overweight Shairi being lifted on a forklift out of the plane on arrival in the capital.

Acting on orders of King Abdullah, the health ministry had to acquire a specially-made bed and a crane to transfer Shairi from his second-floor apartment, SPA state news agency reported.

The bed was specially made for Shairi in the United States, Sabq news website said.

The ministry did not specify the nature of treatment that the young man will undergo.

Comments (6)

  1. Added 17:34 August 20, 2013

    To CSS - You seem to be overlooking the fact that the Saudi's have gone above and beyond to help that man. Forklift, treatment, special ordered bed. I lived in Dubai my whole life till I moved to the US and I see hospitality here as well. But nothing is comparable to Arab hospitality.

    Omer, ATLANTA, United States

  2. Added 16:46 August 20, 2013

    I pray for the young man, to get well soon, really health is wealth & we should avoid eating "JUNK FOOD" LIKE PIZZA, BURGER, HOT DOG, COLD DOG, FRIED CHICKEN, SOFT DRINKS, WE CAN EAT BUT ONLY ONCE IN A MONTH.

    Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 16:18 August 20, 2013

    Are the Saudi's incapable of even making a suitable bed for this extra heavy man that this has to be made in USA? If they can not do even this simple task, one wonders what they can do?

    CSS, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 14:20 August 20, 2013

    results of Junk food eating and just resting, acquire a healthy life style. Your wealth will eat yourself if you did not change your life style.

    Asif Siddiqui, London, United Kingdom

  5. Added 13:56 August 20, 2013

    600KGS?? or LBS?? cause the heaviest person in the world weighed 590Kgs. So is this a new record??

    Aamer, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 11:12 August 20, 2013

    may Allah help brother and help him to back to normal state with healthy life.

    Md Sarfaraz, Dubai, India

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