Agencies | November 16, 2016 7:58 AM | News

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New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Wednesday that she has been on dialysis at New Delhi’s AIIMS after suffering kidney failure. She also said that she is undergoing tests for a possible kidney transplant.

In a little over an hour, her tweet had been retweeted over 3000 times and had garnered over 5000 likes.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah were among the first ones to tweet their condolences.

People from across the nation wished her a speedy recovery.

Sushma Swaraj was admitted to AIIMS on November 7 for some endocrinological tests, and is being monitored by doctors. “Sushmaji is a diabetic because of which her kidney has got affected. She is undergoing dialysis. She is stable now,” the AIIMS doctor told IANS.

According to him, Sushma Swaraj’s sugar level remains high, due to which she is facing severe diabetic problems.

She has been suffering from diabetes for almost 20 years. The 64-year-old BJP leader was admitted to AIIMS in April also when she underwent treatment for pneumonia and other health issues.

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