New Delhi, May 15: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley underwent a successful kidney transplant surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday. According to a statement released by the hospital, "Arun Jaitley underwent renal transplant surgery today (Monday) at AIIMS, Delhi. The surgery has been successful. Both the recipient and donor are stable and recovering well," Aarti Vij, doctor and Chairperson of Media and Protocol Division at the AIIMS.
According to a report on ANI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before his kidney transplant surgery, and took regular updates on his health from his family members.
Post the surgery, top politicians, from Rahul Gandhi, Prashant Bhushan, Piyush Goyal, Rajnath Singh to Shashi Tharoor wishing Jaitley a speedy recovery.
Check Rahul Gandhi's tweet
I’m happy to hear that Jaitley ji’s kidney transplant surgery, today at AIIMS, went well. I wish him a speedy recovery.https://t.co/8LJsyZuv2t
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 14, 2018
Check Prashant Bhushan's tweet
I wish @arunjaitley a speedy recovery from his kidney transplant surgery. I also compliment him for getting it done at AIIMS & showing confidence in our own public hospital, like @SushmaSwaraj. Many other colleagues of his, would have gone abroad for this https://t.co/Mhn8RO6kfl
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) May 14, 2018
Check Piyush Goyal's tweet
My best wishes & prayers for a full & speedy recovery of Shri @ArunJaitley, who underwent a successful kidney transplant at AIIMS, Delhi.
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) May 14, 2018
Check Rajnat Singh's tweet
Happy to know about the successful kidney transplant surgery of Shri @arunjaitley at AIIMS, Delhi. I pray for his and the donor’s quick recovery and good health.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 14, 2018
Check Birender Singh's tweet
Wishing Shri @ArunJaitley a quick and speedy recovery after his successful kidney transplant at AIIMS, Delhi.
— Birender Singh (@ChBirenderSingh) May 14, 2018
Check Shashi Tharoor's tweet
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 14, 2018
Check Maneka Gandhi's tweet
Relieved to know that Sh. @arunjaitley ji is recovering well post his kidney transplant at AIIMS, Delhi, today. I pray for his good health.
— Maneka Gandhi (@Manekagandhibjp) May 14, 2018
In a tweet on April 5, Jaitley said he was receiving treatment for kidney-related problems.He had also cancelled his scheduled visit to the UK for 10th India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue due to be held next week. “I am being treated for kidney-related problems & certain infections that I have contracted,” he has said on Twitter. Reportedly, in 2014, he underwent a bariatric surgery to treat weight gain because of a long-standing diabetic condition. The surgery was first performed at Max Hospital, but due to complications, he was shifted to AIIMS.
In a major rejig to Prime Minister's Cabinet, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was given an additional charge of Finance Ministry, on Monday.
(With inputs from PTI)