Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, a key member of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi cabinet, underwent dialysis at AIIMS where he was admitted four days back for kidney transplant surgery.
Jaitley left for home on Monday afternoon after undergoing dialysis . He is still under observation and is likely undergo a kidney transplant soon.
According to various media reports, a series of medical tests were conducted on 65-year-old Jaitley in the last few days ahead of his kidney transplant surgery. Jaitley is diabetic and suffering from a kidney ailment. He has not been attending office since previous Monday. He has not even taken oath of office after being re-elected to the Rajya Sabha.
The minister is likely to be operated by nephrologist Dr Sandeep Guleria from Apollo Hospital, also brother of AIIMS director Randeep Guleria, who is a family friend of Jaitley.
Jaitley had in September 2014 undergone a bariatric surgery to treat weight gain that he suffered because of a long-standing diabetic condition. That surgery was first performed at Max Hospital, but he had to be later shifted to AIIMS because of complications. He had a heart surgery several years ago.
Earlier , Political leaders cutting across party lines wished Arun Jaitley quick recovery on Twitter
Putting aside bitter political rivalry , Congress president Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and prayed for senior BJP leader’s recovery.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 6, 2018
My father & colleagues join me in wishing you a speedy & complete recovery sir. God speed. https://t.co/jQNOiViktR
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) April 5, 2018
Wishing a speedy recovery to @arunjaitley Ji. Our very best wishes to you
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) April 5, 2018