Sushma Swaraj undergoes kidney transplant surgery successfully
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj underwent a kidney transplant surgery successfully on Saturday at AIIMS Hospital in New Delhi.
She was given the kidney from a living unrelated donor. According to the sources in the hospital, the surgery took around five hours and was done by a team of doctors which comprised AIIMS Director MC Mishra, surgeons V K Bansal, V Seenu and nephrologist Sandeep Mahajan.
MC Mishra, informing about the successful surgery, said that Swaraj is likely to get discharged in a week or so.
The sources further informed that the surgery began at 9am and ended at around 2.30 pm. After completion of the operation, India's foreign minister was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the same building.
Swaraj was admitted to the hospital on November 7 and was undergoing dialysis thrice a week. The minister took to Twitter on November 16 to inform her followers that she was in AIIMS due to kidney failure.
The 64-year-old outspoken leader has been suffering from diabetes since long and after the diagnosis of her kidney failure, she was put on maintenance dialysis, said a doctor.
The minister, however, has been active in her ministry despite being admitted to the hospital.