External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is suffering from kidney failure and is on dialysis at AIIMS. “Presently, I am on dialysis. I am undergoing tests for a Kidney transplant. Lord Krishna will bless,” Swaraj said in a tweet on Wednesday.
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 Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) November 16, 2016
“Her condition is stable. Her history of chronic diabetes has affected her kidney functioning. She is on dialysis,” PTI reported quoting sources at AIIMS.
She was admitted to AIIMS on November 7 and is being monitored by a team of doctors. 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.
Describing her as one of the best speakers in parliament, Congress leader Ambika Sonia said: “She is an iconic leader for women. We wish her speedy recovery and hope she comes back soon and does what she does best…make the house listen with pin drop silence.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah were among the first to respond to her tweet and wish her well.
Very sorry to hear about your health problems @SushmaSwaraj ji. My father went through the same so I know how you & the family must feel.
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) November 16, 2016
Our sincere prayers sushma ji. Hope u get well soon. https://t.co/uSW7KN4wzm
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 16, 2016
The 64-year-old BJP leader was admitted to AIIMS in April also when she underwent treatment for pneumonia and other health issues.