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)