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AIIMS likely to issue bulletin on Arun Jaitley’s health at 12 noon

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 August 2019, 11:48 AM
Arun Jaitley wad admitted to the Cardio-Neuro-Centre of the hospital at around 11 am on Friday. (File Photo: PTI)
Arun Jaitley wad admitted to the Cardio-Neuro-Centre of the hospital at around 11 am on Friday. (File Photo: PTI)

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where former Union minister Arun Jaitley was admitted after he complained of palpitations and restlessness, is expected to issue a health bulletin at 12 pm. Jaitley, who was admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital at around 11 am on Friday, is under observation. 

"A team of doctors including endocrinologists, cardiologists and nephrologists is monitoring his condition," one of the sources said. However, doctors said he is "haemodynamically stable". A hemodynamically stable patient has a stable heart pump and good blood circulation.

Meanwhile, top BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president and Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS for Health Ashwini Choubey, BJP working president J P Nadda reached the AIIMS to see Jaitley.  

BJP leaders Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Sudhanshu Trivedi, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Loktantrik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav, and yoga proponent Ramdev also visited the former Union minister at AIIMS. 

Jaitley has been unwell for the last two years. Last year, he underwent a kidney transplant, following which he was put under isolation. He also had to skip the 'Vote on Account' in February due to poor health.

66-year-old Jaitley, a lawyer by profession, served as the finance minister in the Narendra Modi government's first term in office but refused to be a part of the government due to health reasons. He did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election presumably because of his ill-health.

He had undergone renal transplant on May 14 last year with Piyush Goyal filling in for him in the finance ministry at that time. 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.

 

First Published: Saturday, August 10, 2019 09:31 AM
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