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Sushma Swaraj suffers kidney failure, on dialysis at AIIMS

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India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [Updated:16 Nov 2016, 17:28:05]

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today informed that she has been on dialysis at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after suffering from kidney failure.

Swaraj, who was admitted here on November 7, also said that she was undergoing tests for a possible kidney transplant.

According to the reporter of India TV, Kumar Kundan, Swaraj is under treatment of team led by Sandip Mahajan who is HOD of nephrology. They all are treating her.

It will take at least a week or two weeks to arrange a donor for the transplant.

“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,” the 64-year-old tweeted.

Yesterday, PTI had reported that Swaraj was undergoing treatment for kidney-related ailment and is likely to remain in the hospital for a few days. 

“Her condition is stable. Her history of chronic diabetes has affected her kidney functioning. She is on maintenance dialysis,” it had quoted AIIMS sources as saying.

Swaraj is admitted at the cardio-neuro centre under the supervision of Balram Airan, Chief of the Cardio Thoracic Centre.

She has been suffering from diabetes for almost 20 years. Swaraj, who represents Vidisha Lok Sabha constituency in the Lower House, was admitted to AIIMS in April also when she underwent treatment for pneumonia and other health issues.

Her absence was noticed during visits by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Nepalese Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat in late October. Since taking over as Foreign Minister in May 2014, Swaraj has made some 45 overseas visits.

File pic - Sushma Swaraj at an event in New Delhi.- India Tv
File pic - Sushma Swaraj at an event in New Delhi.