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Swaraj discharged from AIIMS after nearly 3 weeks

Monday, May 16, 2016,11:35 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was on Sunday discharged from AIIMS nearly three weeks after she was admitted to the hospital with complaints of chest congestion and fever. AIIMS Director M C Mishra said Swaraj was discharged after a group of doctors today examined her and found her to be fit.

Swaraj was being treated for pneumonia and the infection had also caused mild renal impairment. She was treated by a group of specialists and was discharged after the doctors declared her fit, Mishra said, adding the minister is a diabetic.

The 64-year-old Union Minister was admitted to AIIMS on April 25 after she complained of chest congestion and fever. She was undergoing treatment in Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Nephrology Medicine, Cardiology and Endocrinology.

The doctors had earlier said that it was likely that she contracted the infection due to extreme temperatures during her travels.

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