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This Man Is Heartbroken After Doctors Told Him That He Is ‘Too Tall’ For Surgery

Baraka Elias, a Tanzanian man, has told the BBC that a hospital has been unable to treat him because he is too tall. Baraka Elias, who is 7ft 4in (2.20m), said he needed hip replacement surgery after hurting himself in a fall.

However, doctors at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, told him that his height meant he would not fit properly in a hospital bed, Mr Elias said. They also told him their X-ray equipment was unsuitable for someone of his height, he added.

Local media quote doctors at the specialist Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, confirming Mr Elias’ story. Elias told BBC Swahili that doctors were now trying to see if he could be treated abroad.

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  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Which kind of excuse could that be, the hospital in question should look for means to carry such operation on the young man.

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    Awwwwh!wish him well and a possibility of the surgery, quick recovery also

  • Mezzy Gilbert


  • chika bibian

    Eeh yaa they should look for alternative na

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      That is what i expect them to do than letting the young man telling the public.

      • chika bibian


  • emekachilaka

    de have to look for another alternative which kind talk be that

  • emekachilaka

    i don’t believe that

  • WillieBravo

    Tallie I hail o. Africa no dey try shaaa. Just because person too tall.

  • So no carpenter for the full country to knack bigger bed

    • Mezzy Gilbert


  • kayode akinsanya

    Sir, you need prayer ooo

  • Olovo Obinna

    Wow….the man na giant oh…admin biko headline