Rahul Gandhi, Piyush Goyal, Shashi Tharoor & Other Top Politicians, Wish Arun Jaitley Speedy Recovery Post His Successful Kidney Transplant at AIIMS
Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley (Photo Credit: ANI)

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.

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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)