Sushma Swaraj suffers kidney failure, needs a donor


New Delhi, Nov 16 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for kidney failure, might have to wait for at least 15-30 days before she finds a matching kidney donor, sources at AIIMS said.

“Sushma Swaraj has undergone some of the important tests before kidney transplant. She has gone home today (Wednesday) but will again come back tomorrow (Thursday) for further investigations,” a source told.

Sushma Swaraj, 64, a diabetic, also underwent dialysis. She was admitted to the AIIMS on November 7 over health complications.

“Currently there is need of a donor, for which the emphasis is for someone within the blood relation. However, the problem is that her (Swaraj’s) daughter who could be the donor is also diabetic, making it impossible,” said the source.

The External Affairs Minister on Wednesday tweeted about her health condition: “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 team of doctors for the treatment of Sushma Swaraj includes, Head of Endocrinology Nikhil Tandon, Head of Pulmonary Medicine Randeep Guleria, Chief of Cardio Thoracic and Head of Nephrology Sandeep Mahajan.

Earlier, Sushma Swaraj was admitted to the AIIMS for several weeks in April this year due to chest congestion.

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