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Arun Jaitley in ICU, PM Modi, top politicians reach hospital to meet ailing BJP leader

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 09 August 2019, 09:42 PM
BREAKING: Arun Jaitley, former finance minister and senior BJP leader, admitted to AIIMS
BREAKING: Arun Jaitley, former finance minister and senior BJP leader, admitted to AIIMS

Senior BJP leader and former finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday was admitted to AIIMS. According to the latest reports, Jaitley was admitted to the hospital in the day but his condition deteriorated suddenly in the evening, following which he was shifted to ICU. A team of AIIMS cardiologists under the supervision of Dr Randeep Guleria, Dr VK Behl, Pulmonary and Nephro unit were jointly looking after his health.

Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS today 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," AIIMS hospital said in a statement.

Meanwhile, top BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, reached the AIIMS to see Jaitley. Lok Sabha speaker OM Birla, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan were among the first to visit the senior BJP leader.

"He is under observation. A team of doctors including endocrinologists, cardiologists and nephrologists is monitoring his condition," a source told news agency PTI.

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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.

Arun Jaitley served as the finance minister in the Narendra Modi government's first term in office but didn't fight the 2019 elections and refused to be a part of the government due to health reasons.

Though not in government, Jaitley has been vocal in backing all government decisions, be it Triple Talaq Bill or abrogation of Article 370. After government scrapped Article 370, Jaitley said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created history with his clarity and determination on the Kashmir issue.

First Published: Friday, August 09, 2019 07:13 PM
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