Sushma Swaraj shifted out of ICU, recovering fast: AIIMS

Sushma Swaraj is now recovering on expected lines after the three-hour long surgery on December 10, said AIIMS officials on Tuesday evening. Sushma is likely to be discharged with in seven to ten days, said AIIMS officials.

Sushma Swaraj shifted out of ICU, recovering fast: AIIMS

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was shifted out of ICU, three  days after her successful kidney transplant, said All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital officials on Tuesday.

Sushma is now recovering fast on expected lines after the three-hour long surgery on December 10, said AIIMS officials on Tuesday evening. Sushma is likely to be discharged with in seven to ten days, said AIIMS officials.


Quoting a senior doctor from AIIMS, who was part of the team that performed surgery on Sushma, New Indian Express reported that, "The minister is recovering fast. However, it will take at least a week or so to discharge her. Our team of doctors is monitoring her condition."

"During transplant surgeries, the recipient is put on Immunosuppressants in order to lower the body's ability to reject a transplanted organ. That is the reason why the minister, after the transplant, was shifted to ICU and kept in isolation to avoid any infection," AIIMS officials clarified.

An experienced team consisting of of 50 medical staff, including several senior doctors like M. Minz, V.K. Bansal and Preet Mohinder Singh led by AIIMS Director M.C. Misra have conducted the surgery on the Union Minister, said AIIMS sourrces.


Reportedly, she received the kidney from an unrelated donor and the hospital surgery was conducted at the hospital’s Cardio Thoracic and Neuro Sciences Centre, added sources. AIIMS staff revealed that the woman, who gave her kidney is currently recovering in the hospital and will soon be discharged.

Sushma who was suffering from the kidney ailments for some time, has been admitted to AIIMS on November 7.

She used the social media to update the public about her deteriorating health and even posted on Twitter news about being admitted in AIIMS via Twitter on November 16. Swaraj received queries from many citizens, after her Twitter post, promising their kidney's to her and wishing her speedy recovery post her surgery.