Updated: December 12, 2016 2:59:43 pm
On Saturday (December 10), Sushma Swaraj under went a kidney transplant surgery at AIIMS in New Delhi. The surgery was successful and the Union external affairs minister is expected to be discharged “in a week or so”, said AIIMS Director Dr MC Mishra. In the meantime, ever since Swaraj has been in the hospital, people have taken to Twitter to wish her a speedy recovery and good health. This is significant because the minister is known for using Twitter in interesting ways to help people.
Just over the past one year, countless people have taken to the micro-blogging site to tweet out to Swaraj, with pleas regarding visa issues – and the minister has hardly ever disappointed them. From making sure a honeymooning couple doesn’t have to forgo their vacation because one of them lost their passport and to helping an Indian man secure a visa for his Pakistani wife.
Even being hospitalised didn’t stop Swaraj from responding to tweets, and she helped a PhD student get a visa to go and present a paper, while the most recent was to ensure an Egyptian woman got a medical visa to India so that she could get her treatment done, after the patient’s doctor had tweeted out to her. Of course, she drew the line at fixing refrigerators.
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Well, recognising Swaraj’s efforts to use the medium to do some good, and spread some cheer, Twitter India just released a video wishing the Union minister a speedy recovery. “Get well soon @SushmaSwaraj! Hope you recover soon” read the tweet, along with a video showcasing the many ways she’s used Twitter for work and to interact with people. The video is titled, “@SushmaSwaraj – Our Superstar on Twitter, We love the way @SushmaSwaraj uses @Twitter. Here’s wishing her a speedy recovery.
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) December 12, 2016
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