New Delhi (Web Desk): India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj underwent a kidney transplant at a Delhi hospital.

The nearly five-hour-long surgery was conducted at the cardio-thoracic centre by a team of doctors of All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), according to Indian media.

Earlier this year she was also admitted to AIIMS in April for treatment of pneumonia and other health issues.

According to doctors, 64-year-old Swaraj has been suffering from diabetes for quite a long time. After the kidney failure diagnosis, she was put on maintenance dialysis.

Doctors used a living, unrelated donor in the case as no suitable donor was available in the immediate family.