'World's fattest kid' saved by emergency surgery

Muhammad Irfan 10:03 PM | 1 Jun, 2017
'World's fattest kid' saved by emergency surgery
JAKARTA - An Indonesian boy branded the world's fattest child has lost a sixth of his weight in a month, after undergoing emergency surgery that is believed to have saved his life.

Eleven-year-old Arya Permana weighed 192kg going into the five-hour gastric sleeve surgery - and in just four weeks he has already lost 31kg.

Surgeons who completed the operation on Arya, who is the youngest person in history to undertake the medical procedure, say he is likely to lose a further 100kg within the next year. That would bring him down to 61kg, a slightly above normal weight for a 12-year-old boy.

Before the operation, Arya was eating five large meals a day, and weighed six times a normal boy his age - but now he feels fuller for longer, and eats less of the icecream, salted anchovies and hard-boiled eggs he loved pre-surgery.

His father Ade Soemantri said Arya "had no sense of being full" before the operation, in a new documentary coming out about his son's extraordinary battle with his weight.

"Every time he had two packets of noodles and two eggs," he explained.

His mother Rokayah blamed herself for Arya's weight gain, saying she failed to control how much she fed him because of her love for him.

Arya rose to fame after collapsing at his school's flag ceremony, with world media brandishing him with the title of world's fattest child.

"More than half a kilo of chicken and then there was rice. This could be four to six times a day." "The saddest thing was watching Arya try to get up. He would get out of breath just walking five metres - we were very worried."

But they still continued to feed their son greasy curries and high-cholesterol snacks, such as salted anchovies and hard-boiled eggs.

It was only when their son's health reached a near critical condition that his parents accepted their son needed urgent help.

Mr Soemantri, a 45-year-old who worked as a security guard, said Arya 'had no sense of being full' in a new Channel 5 documentary on his son's story.

Muhammad Irfan

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to ...


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 31, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 31, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.8 286.6
Euro EUR 306 309
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 79.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.6 76.4
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 31 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470


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