Source: News Bharati English16 Nov 2016 17:52:21
New Delhi, November 16: Due to health concerns, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has been admitted at the AIIMS hospital in New Delhi on Wednesday. Swaraj tweeted that she is hospitalised because of kidney failure and is undergoing tests for a kidney transplant.
Swaraj 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. Friends, this is to update you on my health." Swaraj spent 21 days in hospital earlier this year for chest congestion and fever.
The statement indicates that she is unlikely to participate in the winter session of Parliament where she has been a prominent defender of the government’s foreign policy-related decisions. Swaraj, ever since having taken over at South Block in June 2014, has followed a punishing schedule. She has visited 15 countries till this year.
She visited neighbouring countries and ASEAN member countries as part of the PM's vision to strengthen ties with India's neighbours and his 'Act East Policy'. Swaraj started keeping unwell in the last few months and could only visit eight countries this year. Currently, Minister of State MJ Akbar has been shouldering much of the burden of overseas visits. Many politicians, celebrities and media persons tweeted praying for her speedy recovery.