Sushma Swaraj’s condition is improving: AIIMS

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 29, 2016 13:59 IST
AIIMS doctors said the external affairs minister is stable and showing signs of improvement. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

The condition of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who is being treated for multiple infections at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), is improving and could be discharged soon, the hospital has said.

Swaraj, 64, is being treated for fever, chest congestion, with features of pneumonia.

“... Her treatment is being supervised by a team of senior specialists. She continues to show rapid improvement and is likely to be discharged soon,” an official statement from AIIMS had said on Thursday.

Swaraj was admitted to the premier hospital’s cardio-neurosciences centre on the evening of April 25 after she complained of chest congestion and chest pain.

Director of the hospital, Dr MC Misra, had constituted a medical board of super-specialists to ‘formulate the combined treatment strategy’ the same day.

“It started with chest congestion, which led to pneumonic changes in her lungs and later her kidney function also was affected. One thing has led to another and in her case, her uncontrolled sugar levels are not helping. Besides, the age is also a factor,” a doctor, who did not wish to be named, said.

“There is no cardiology or neurology issue as such,” the doctor added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Swaraj at AIIMS on Wednesday night and stayed for about 30 minutes.

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