External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Wednesday revealed that she has been on dialysis at AIIMS after suffering from a kidney failure. Swaraj also said she was undergoing tests for a possible kidney transplant. Swaraj, who has been admitted to AIIMS on November 7, shared the news with her followers on Twitter.
Within moments of her post, she received a massive response from people wishing her a speedy recovery. Some also offered her their own kidneys.
Ms Swaraj, who was admitted to New Delhi’s AIIMS hospital last Tuesday, tweeted :
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
Her tweet has received over 6,000 retweets and more than 11,000 ‘likes’ so far. The tweet got gushed with prayers for her well being and recovery. Many even offered to donate their kidneys to Mrs Swaraj.
@SushmaSwaraj Our sincere thoughts and deepest prayers are with you Sushmaji. Hope everything goes well and you emerge totally healed.
— Pritish Nandy (@PritishNandy) 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
@SushmaSwaraj प्लीज मेरी किडनी ले लीजिए ईश्वर आपको लंबी आयु दे तथा जल्द स्वस्थ्य करें
— धर्मेन्द्र भदौरिया (@cypherox) 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
A team of doctors have been monitoring her health since November 7. The 64-year-old BJP leader, who has been suffering from diabetes for almost 20 years, underwent certain endocrinological tests.
In April, Swaraj was admitted to AIIMS after she complained of chest congestion. She was discharged after being treated for fever and pneumonia symptoms. In her two years as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Swaraj has been lauded for her outreach on Twitter by helping those in distress, irrespective of their geographical location. Her recent speech at the United Nations General Assembly, where she blamed Pakistan for fanning the unrest in Kashmir and funding terrorism in India, received much appraisal.