External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday underwent a scheduled kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, sources said.
According to sources, the donor was wheeled into surgery at 9.00 am and Swaraj was taken in at 11.30 am. The procedure went on till around 3.00 pm.
“Both are being monitored for any eventuality,” the source said.
Sushma’s surgery was performed by AIIMS Director M.C. Misra and Sub-Dean V.K. Bansal apart from a few other senior doctors.
She underwent the transplant surgery at the cardio-thoracic neurosciences centre at AIIMS.
Earlier, the team of doctors constituted for the surgery included head of endocrinology Nikhil Tandon, head of pulmonary medicine Randeep Guleria, chief of cardio-thoracic and head of nephrology Sandeep Mahajan.
The possibility of having Swaraj’s daughter as a potential donor was turned down by the doctors as she too was diabetic and suffering from obesity.
Doctors said Swaraj was undergoing dialysis whenever required.
Swaraj had tweeted on November 16 that she was admitted to AIIMS because of kidney failure.
The 64-year-old, who has been in and out of AIIMS for the last few months, was admitted to the hospital on November 7.
(With agency inputs)