New Delhi, April 10: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to undergo two more dialysis before he returns back to work on Monday. Jaitley is suffering from kidney related ailment and was admitted to AIIMS Delhi on Friday evening.
The sources said Jaitley, who has not been attending office since last Monday, may resume work on April 16. Although the minister is at home, visitors are being regulated to avoid his contracting an infection. Jaitley was supposed to undergo a kidney transplant but doctors attending him have for the time being preferred dialysis and medicines as the mode of treatment, the sources said.
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.
Earlier, 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 hospitalized for a respiratory infection.
Another media report states that speculation about his health had started in January 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.
(With agency inputs)