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Sushma Swaraj thanks Odisha-born doctor for kidney transplant

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is all praise for an Odisha-born doctor who performed the successful kidney transplant surgery on her at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

The 64-year-old BJP leader was discharged from AIIMS, 10 days after she underwent a kidney transplant at the premier hospital. The Union minister took to Twitter to express her gratitude towards Dr Mukut Minz who conducted the surgery on December 10.

Dr Minz, presently the Director-Transplant Surgery at Fortis Hospital in Mohali, along with Dr VK Bansal from AIIMS led the operation.

Earlier, Dr Minz has also worked as the head of the department of renal transplant surgery at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). He performed 3,400 kidney transplants and six kidney plus pancreas transplants in his career spanning over 36 years.

After completing his MBBS from VSS Medical College and Hospital, Burla, he pursued his MS in General Surgery from PGIMER, Chandigarh.

The Sundargarh born doctor is also the recipient of Odisha Gouraba Samman in 2012 for his exemplary work in the field of kidney transplantation.

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