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I gave away one kidney many years ago - Vajpayee

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee says he is living a healthy life despite giving away one of his kidneys many years ago.

india Updated: Aug 07, 2007 03:28 IST
PTI

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Sunday said he was living a healthy life despite giving away one of his kidneys many years ago.

"Nobody should be afraid of giving away a kidney. I am sitting before you. I gave away my kidney many years ago and I am sitting here hale and hearty and will be amidst you two or four years more," he said after laying the foundation of a kidney hospital in New Delhi.

"To save a life is equivalent to giving life," he remarked.

In his brief address, he also spoke about modern life style that he said has become a cause of bad health.

He said they were inadequate health care facility as compared to address the requirement the burgeoning population of the country.

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