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Sushma Swaraj shifted out of AIIMS ICU after kidney transplant

64-year-old Swaraj Has Been Suffering From Diabetes For Quite A Long Time. After The Kidney Failure Diagnosis, She Was Put On Maintenance Dialysis.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 13 Dec 2016, 07:23:12 PM
A file photo of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.

New Delhi:

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was shifted out of the intensive care unit (ICU) of Delhi AIIMS on Tuesday after undergoing a kidney transplant surgery on Saturday.

The transplant was done with the kidney from a living unrelated donor

AIIMS officials said that Sushma is showing a steady recovery.

According to sources at AIIMS, the nearly five-hour-long surgery was conducted at the cardio-thoracic centre by a team of doctors, including AIIMS director MC Mishra, surgeons VK Bansal, V Seenu and nephrologist Sandeep Mahajan.

According to doctors, 64-year-old Swaraj has been suffering from diabetes for quite a long time. After the kidney failure diagnosis, she was put on maintenance dialysis.

"She was undergoing dialysis thrice a week," a senior doctor said.

On November 16, Sushma had tweeted that she was in AIIMS because of kidney failure.

"I am in AIIMS because of kidney failure. Presently, I am on dialysis. I am undergoing tests for a kidney transplant. Lord Krishna will bless," Sushma had tweeted.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 13 Dec 2016, 07:18:00 PM