Published:  03:46 AM, 10 August 2019

Arun Jaitley hospitalized

Modi, Amit Shah visit him

Arun Jaitley hospitalized
Former Indian Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has been admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi after he complained of breathlessness and weakness Friday morning. Jaitley who is currently undergoing treatment in the ICU under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of doctors is currently stable, reports Indian Express.

The AIIMS, in a statement, said, "Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS today (Friday) morning. He is currently undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of doctors. At present, he is haemodynamically stable." Hemodynamically stable means the patient has a stable heart pump and the blood circulation is good.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and  Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey visited the hospital to enquire about his health condition, PTI reported.

The 66-year-old BJP veteran, who was admitted to AIIMS two months ago to undergo tests and treatment for an undisclosed illness, was discharged on May 23. Jaitley had withdrawn from contesting the Lok Sabha elections this year, citing his deteriorating health as the reason.

Earlier this year in January, he had unexpectedly flown to the US for a medical checkup relating to his kidney ailment, sources had said which was his first trip abroad after his transplant surgery on  May 14, 2018. When he was undergoing the renal transplant last year, Piyush Goyal had filled up for him. Jaitley, who had stopped attending office since early April 2018, was back in the finance ministry on August 23, 2018. In September 2014, he underwent bariatric surgery to correct the weight he had gained because of a long-standing diabetic condition.

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