External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj “successfully” underwent a kidney transplant at AIIMS on Saturday and her condition is stable. The 64-year-old leader was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit after the nearly six-hour-long surgery by a team of 50.
AIIMS sources said the kidney was donated by a woman who is in her 40s and not related to the minister. A team of senior doctors has been monitoring her condition. “The surgery was successful and uneventful. She is admitted in the ICU and her condition is stable. Her condition is being closely monitored by a team of doctors.
The donor voluntarily donated her kidney to the minister,” AIIMS director M C Mishra said. A large number of people, including Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit, wished her speedy recovery. Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Saturday wished a speedy and full recovery for Swaraj. “Wish a speedy and full recovery for @SushmaSwaraj Ji after her surgery at AIIMS,” she tweeted.