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Sushma underwent a successful kidney transplant

New Delhi, 11 December, (

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday successfully underwent a kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) . She needs at least a week to recover, the hospital’s Director MC Misra said yesterday.

During the surgery, Swaraj was transplanted a kidney of an unrelated donor, which was found almost a week after her daughter was turned down as a potential donor by the doctors, as she too was diabetic and suffering from obesity.

“The surgery was successful and both, the donor and the recipient, have recovered from the general anesthesia now. Both of them have been shifted to ICU to be monitored as part of the post-operative procedure,” Misra said.

Misra said the procedure began at 9am and lasted till 2.30pm The surgery of both, the donor and the recipient, went on for 90 minutes each.

A dedicated team of 50 medical staff was required for the entire procedure. Several senior doctors were involved such as M Minz, V K Bansal and Preet Mohinder Singh among others under the leadership of Misra.

The three-hour surgery was performed at the Cardio Thoracic and Neuro Sciences Centre of the hospital. The 64-year-old, who has been in and out of AIIMS for the last few months, was admitted to the hospital on November 7.

Swaraj on November 16 said, in a tweet, that she was admitted to AIIMS because of a kidney failure.
According to Misra, Swaraj will take at least 7-10 days to get discharged.

“On behalf of the AIIMS family we wish Sushma Swaraj ji a very speedy recovery,” said Misra.

- Asian Tribune -

Sushma underwent a successful kidney transplant
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