When Sushma Swaraj refused to go abroad for treatment because ”people will lose faith in public hospitals”

Sushma insisted on getting her treatment from the AIIMS Delhi even doctors were not willing to do the treatment.

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  • Sushma Swaraj refused to go abroad for her treatment due to national pride.
  • She said ‘if we go abroad, people will lose faith in our doctors and hospitals”- Swaraj Kaushal
  • Kaushal was asked by many people to write a biography of his experiences and recollections of Sushma Swaraj.

Sushma Swaraj

“The essence of patriotism is the sacrifice of personal interest to public welfare”- William H. Burnham

Sushma Swaraj, a former External Affairs Minister was one of the most admired and loved politicians of India. She died on August 6, 2019, due to a heart attack.

Sushma’s husband, former Mizoram governor Swaraj Kaushal, through her twitter account, revealed the reasons why she refused to go abroad for her treatment.

She insisted on getting her treatment from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi, even doctors were not willing to do the treatment, so that people do not lose faith from India’s doctors and hospital.

In December 2016, she also went through a kidney transparent surgery at AIMS.

Swaraj Kaushal wrote in his tweet, “Aiims doctors were not ready for her kidney transplant surgery in India. She said it was a matter of national pride and refused to go abroad. She fixed the date of her surgery and asked Dr. Mukut Minz ‘Doc Sab – aap sirf instruments pakadaiye, Krishna meri surgery aap karenge.’

Governor Swaraj Kaushal further added, “Just a day later, she was smiling in an easy chair. She said ‘if we go abroad, people will lose faith in our Doctors and hospitals”.

Thousands of people on Twitter have liked these tweets of Swaraj Kaushal. Moreover, Kaushal was asked by many people to write a biography of his experiences and recollections of  Sushma Swaraj.


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