External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday went on social networking site Twitter and informed the public of her kidney failure. 64-year Swaraj, who had been admitted to AIIMS on Monday, informed that she was undergoing the process of dialysis. She also sought the blessings of Lord Krishna. Swaraj is admitted at the cardio-neuro centre under the supervision of Balram Airan, Chief of the Cardio Thoracic Centre.
The AIIMS doctor told reporters that Swaraj is a diabetic patient, which was one of the causes, that hurt her kidneys. Although, she has been reported to be stable. He said that EAM Swaraj’s sugar level remains on a constant high, which is the cause that she was facing severe diabetic problems. Swaraj is one of the key ministers of the Modi cabinet, who has made a name for herself by working out the common folks’ issues via Twitter.
Following the news of her illness, wishes and prayers poured in on Twitter for the EAM, from both political leaders and common people alike.
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
@SushmaSwaraj My prayers & good wishes with you, Sushma ji. May you get well soon.
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) November 16, 2016
@SushmaSwaraj sets yet another benchmark. In terms of being honest about health issues. This is truly a new India as it should be.
— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) November 16, 2016
Wishing you a speedy recovery @SushmaSwaraj ji. God bless. http://t.co/KwwXxDHsFE
— Rajeev Satav (@SATAVRAJEEV) November 16, 2016
Wishing a speedy recovery to @SushmaSwaraj ji. We are all with you, get well soon. Take care….
— Roopa Ganguly (@RoopaSpeaks) November 16, 2016
Earlier, the 64-year-old BJP leader had been admitted to AIIMS in April after she had complained of chest congestion, hospital authorities had said. She had also been also brought to the premiere hospital on October 25 for a “routine” medical check-up.