Published: Wed, December 21, 2016
Medical | By Ismael Lynch

Sushma Swaraj to be discharged from AIIMS today

Sushma Swaraj to be discharged from AIIMS today

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who was hospitalised in AIIMS in Delhi is expected to be discharged from the hospital.

Soon after she was discharged, Swaraj took to Twitter to express her gratitude to doctors and people who prayed and helped her during this time.

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"We will bear all the expenses (to bring back the body) and do this without delay, " Ms Swaraj tweeted from bed at AIIMS where she recently underwent the transplant. All the latest bio-chemical tests have been normal including kidney function.

A team of specialists, which included transplant surgeons, nephrologist, pulmonologist, endocrinologist reviewed the health of the Minister for her post-discharge advice regarding medications. She was shifted out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) last week and was recovering well, AIIMS Director Dr MC Mishra had said. The minister has shown a steady recovery, officials said.

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64-year-old Swaraj has been advised to restrict visitors for next three months at home and office to minimise the chances of infection.

Swaraj underwent a kidney transplant at AIIMS, with the organ being harvested from a living unrelated donor.

It is pertinent to mention here that India's foreign minister was admitted to New Delhi hospital for the treatment as she has a history of chronic diabetes.

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