After Eman, Saifee hospital to start fundraising for obese children

05 May 2017 | By Mansi Motwani

After successfully raising over 21 lakh for the surgery of Eman Ahmed, doctors from Saifee hospital are planning to launch a similar campaign for helping 7 obese children.

Bariatic surgeon and Eman's doctor Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala said the fundraising is being done as the children belong to poor families.

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