Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, is undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Science, Delhi. The hospital authorities have confirmed that the minister suffered kidney failure.
Sushma Swataj took to Twitter to confirm the news saying that she was on dialysis and undergoing tests for kidney transplant.
Friends : This is to update you on my health.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) November 16, 2016
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 who is known for helping hundreds of people in distress, received a massive response from several quarters with thousand wishing her speeding recovery, the moment she tweeted out that she was suffering Kidney failure. Some of them even went to offer help by donating their own kidneys. Several political leaders also came forward to wish her well. Here's what the Twitterati had to say:
Our sincere prayers sushma ji. Hope u get well soon. https://t.co/uSW7KN4wzm— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 16, 2016
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
Compare @SushmaSwaraj honesty and transparency regarding her health with other high profile politicians. Respect and regards— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) November 16, 2016
Who can be as transparent as Sushma Swaraj? Our Gandhis run to New York & nobody knows why. Wish Sushma Ji a very long life. She's the hope. https://t.co/rgFyclR5SD— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) November 16, 2016
@SushmaSwaraj hope you will recover soon Ma'am.... India needs your services badly....for many many more years..— Uma Nath Tripathi (@umanathtrip) November 16, 2016
@SushmaSwaraj Mam If you wish. I am ready to donate my kidney for you. Nation needs your services— Nikhil Dadhich (@nikhildadhich) November 16, 2016
Respected @SushmaSwaraj ma'am. My blood group is B Positive. I will be happy to donate my kidney to you, if needed. God bless.— Rahul Verma (@rahulverma08) November 16, 2016
Swaraj was admitted to AIIMS on 7 November and was undergoing treatment for kidney-related ailment. According to reports, the minister is likely to remain in the hospital for a few days.
Swaraj is 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.
The 64-year-old BJP leader was admitted to AIIMS in April also when she underwent treatment for pneumonia and other health issues.
Sushma Swaraj is very active on Social Media, helping people in distress. She has been widely praised for her outreach.
--With PTI inputs