New Delhi, April 7: Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, who underwent medical tests at AIIMS on Saturday, has been kept under one-day observation in the hospital. Jaitley is suffering from a kidney-related ailment, was admitted to All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi on Friday evening.
As per news agency PTI, keeping a kidney transplant patient under one-day observation is a routine medical procedure and his surgery is likely to be done tomorrow, April 8. The minister is currently working from home.
Jaitley will undergo kidney transplant under a team of surgeons headed by AIIMS Dr VK Bansal. The team consists of Dr Gautam Sharma and Dr Nikhil Tandon.
He has informed about his health condition through a tweet, “I am being treated for kidney-related problems & certain infections that I have contracted. I am therefore currently working from the controlled environment at home. The future course of my treatment would be determined by the doctors treating me.”
According to a report, the doctors have advised the minister not to go out in public because of the infection. Jaitley, who was recently re-appointed as leader of Rajya Sabha, did not take the oath for his new term on Tuesday.
Back Medical History
Arun Jaitley had undergone bariatric surgery for weight reduction in September 2014. The surgery was successful and he had resumed work after being discharged on September 10, 2014. But later, he was again hospitalised for a respiratory infection.
Another media report states that speculation about his health had started in January this year when he failed to accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the World Economic Forum at Davos.
Jaitley holds two portfolios – Finance and Corporate Affairs – in the Union Cabinet. He is a senior Minister in the BJP-led government.