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Arun Jaitley responding to treatment, his condition is stable, tweets Vice President's office

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 August 2019, 02:26 PM
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu visited the AIIMS on Saturday morning to enquire about the health of Arun Jaitley. (File Photo)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu visited the AIIMS on Saturday morning to enquire about the health of Arun Jaitley. (File Photo)

Former Union minister Arun Jaitley, who has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness, is stable and responding to treatment, the Vice President's office said on Saturday after Venkaiah Naidu visited the hospital.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu visited the AIIMS on Saturday morning to enquire about the health of former finance minister.

"The doctors informed the Vice President that Shri Jaitley is responding to the treatment and his condition is stable. The Vice President also met Shri Jaitley's family members who were present," the Vice President's secretariat tweeted.

Former finance minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to the AIIMS Intensive Care Unit on Friday morning after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness but doctors said he is "haemodynamically stable".

A hemodynamically stable patient has a stable heart pump and good blood circulation.

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 02:26 PM
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