Sushma Swaraj among 100 leading global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine

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New Delhi | Published: December 9, 2016 11:43:52 PM

Amid continued concern over her health conditions, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had been listed among the 100 leading global thinkers of 2016 according to the Foreign Policy magazine.

According to the hospital authorities, the organ for Sushma Swaraj's transplant was being harvested from a living unrelated donor. (Reuters)According to the hospital authorities, the organ for Sushma Swaraj’s transplant was being harvested from a living unrelated donor. (Reuters)

Amid continued concern over her health conditions, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had been listed among the 100 leading global thinkers of 2016 according to the Foreign Policy magazine.

The foreign affairs minster is scheduled to undergo kidney transplant, tomorrow, at 8:30 am, according to sources close to the doctors constitueted to take care of Swaraj. According to a report from NDTV, among the doctors performing the surgery will be AIIMS director MC Misra, VK Bansal and Sandeep Agarwal.

“The surgery is scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) around 8.30 a.m. Director M. C. Misra and V. K. Bansal will be part of it,” the source told IANS.

According to the hospital authorities, the organ for Sushma Swaraj’s transplant was being harvested from a living unrelated donor. The clearance from the authorisation committee has been obtained.

Earlier doctors said that most of the medical procedures required prior to the transplant such as crossmatch and a series of blood and immunological tests has been completed and found both the recepient and donor fit for the procedure.

Apart from the surgeons, who will be performing the transplant surgery, a team of doctors from other departments have also been constituted to monitor the health of Swaraj — a severe diabetic.

The team of top doctors constitutes Head of Endocrinology Nikhil Tandon, Head of Pulmonary Medicine Randeep Guleria, Chief of Cardio Thoracic and Head of Nephrology Sandeep Mahajan.

(From inputs from IANS)

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