New Delhi: Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Wednesday that she has been on dialysis at AIIMS after suffering kidney failure. She also said that she is undergoing tests for a possible kidney transplant.
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
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.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted his best wishes for Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday after learning the news.
Our sincere prayers sushma ji. Hope u get well soon. https://t.co/uSW7KN4wzm
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 16, 2016
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah too extended his condolences.
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