Former finance minister Arun Jaitley Admitted to AIIMS

by National | 09-08-2019 | 6716 views

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited former finance minister Arun Jaitley at AIIMS late on Friday. Jaitley had been admitted after complaining of palpitations and restlessness and is under observation. Jaitley, 66, was admitted to the Cardio-Neuro-Centre of the hospital around 10 am.

'He is under observation. A team of doctors including endocrinologists, cardiologists and nephrologists is monitoring his condition,' one of the source said.

In May this year, Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS for treatment.

A lawyer by profession, Jaitley was one of key ministers of the Narendra Modi cabinet during the 2014-2019 National Democratic Alliance government. He often acted as the chief troubleshooter for the government.

Jaitley did not contest the Lok Sabha elections of 2019, presumably because of his ill health.

He had undergone renal transplant on May 14 last year with Piyush Goyal filling in for him at that time. Jaitley, who had stopped attending office since early April 2018, was back in the finance ministry on August 23, 2018. In the intervening period, it was Goyal who held the office.

Earlier in September 2014, he underwent bariatric surgery.

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