Sushma Swaraj, one of the most high profile Cabinet Ministers of India, tweeted about the status of her health. The sudden and unexpected announcement shocked both her supporters and ideological opponents. It was the revelation about the health status – Kidney Failure.
Sushma Swaraj was suffering from chronic diabetes. Her workload substantially increased after becoming the External Affairs Minister. Later, high drama by opposition parties and media trial in alleged linked up with Lalit Modi only aggravated her situation. She remained under stress for few months. In the end, it is diabetes which led to this failure of kidney.
Kidney failure is like encountering with death. How long can one survive on dialysis? However, she further told that tests are going on for kidney transplant. That was little bit relief for her followers. But, there are many questions crying for answer.
Kidney Donor of Sushma Swaraj
It has now been confirmed by AIIMS administration that Mrs. Swaraj will soon get kidney through a donor. It is, however, not clear that one or two kidney will be transplanted.
In all probability, she will get only one kidney.
People are also murmuring about the identity of the donor. As per Indian rules, relatives can easily give one kidney in this situation. However, the age of the donor must be below 50 years. It means, Sushma’s husband Mr. Swaraj will not be able to donate kidney. Sushma Swaraj has one daughter named Bansuri. And, there is no denying that she will not let Bansuri to donate kidney for her.
Rules further say that a well-wisher can also donate kidney after making necessary disclosures. The identity of the well-wisher needs to be properly given to the concerned authority. There are many people who can go to this length for Sushma Swaraj. However, to keep her off from any unnecessary controversies at later stage, Sushma is learnt to have dejected this idea of getting kidney from a well-wisher.
According to sources at AIIMS, she has gone for the last option provided by Indian regulation – getting kidney of a deceased person.
Rule says that there will be a waiting list and kidney (other organs also, in this case) will be donated on the basis of First Come First Serve. There won’t be any bending of rules because of emergency situation. Needless to say, in the event of kidney failure, all patients are under emergency condition. If the AIIMS administration will follow this rule, Sushma Swaraj will have to wait for at least two years to get kidney. This rule is going to be relaxed for her.
Sushma Swaraj will get kidney of a deceased person without following this rule of Waiting List.
In any case, let’s pray that the transplant turns out to be success and she becomes healthy enough to serve India for many more years.