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Pakistani doctor transplants hope to millions for free

KARACHI: Camped on the baking concrete outside a gleaming transplant centre, Karachi's sick have come from miles around in desperate hope for a last chance at life. There, Dr. Adeeb Rizvi provides free medical care to hundreds of thousands of people each year, providing a much-needed alternative to Pakistan's public health sector, which critics dismiss as chaotic, corrupt and vastly under-resourced. Rizvi, with a thatch of white hair as springy as his step, roams the crowded halls of his life's work every day from 8:00…

India’s foreign minister Swaraj suffers kidney failure

NEW DELHI: India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said Wednesday that she is being treated for kidney failure and undergoing tests for a possible transplant. Swaraj, one of India's best-known female politicians and a veteran leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), tweeted that she was undergoing dialysis at a private hospital in New Delhi. "I am in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) because of kidney failure. Presently, I am on dialysis," the 64-year-old tweeted from her verified account, which…