Mamata Wishes Speedy Recovery of Ailing Swaraj

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Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today wished a speedy and total recovery of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who underwent a kidney transplant.

“Wish a speedy and full recovery for @SushmaSwaraj Ji after her surgery at AIIMS,” Banerjee said in a tweet.

Swaraj, 64, underwent a kidney transplant at AIIMS today, with the organ being harvested from a living unrelated donor and her condition is stable.

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According to sources at AIIMS, the nearly six-hour-long surgery was conducted at the cardio-thoracic centre by a team of 50 personnel including transplant surgeons, transplant anaesthesiologists, nurses, technicians and other supporting staff.

The team comprised Mishra, surgeons V K Bansal and V Seenu, nephrologist Sandeep Mahajan and Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) chief Dr Balram Airan among others.