New Delhi, August 16: President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to visit ailing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley, who is admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital. The President will be visiting the premier hospital at 11am today, said the statement issued by Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Jaitley, who served as the Finance Minister during the first term of Narendra Modi-led government, has been battling health issues over the past couple of years. His condition deteriorated on August 9, which forced his family members and aides to rush him at the AIIMS. Arun Jaitley Death Rumors Put to Rest by BJP; Ex Finance Minister is Stable And Recovering, Says Party
A statement issued by the hospital last week said Jaitley's condition is stable, but he will continue to remain in the intensive care unit. On Wednesday, hospital sources speaking to news agency ANI said the veteran politician is "critical" but continues to remain hemodynamically stable.
The term hemodynamically stable refers to the normal pumping of heart and "good circulation" of blood in all the vital organs.
Doctors treating Jaitley have confirmed that he was admitted to the hospital after complaining of breathlessness and anxiety.
Notably, the 66-year-old had in 2018 undergone a kidney transplant, which forced him to take a sabbatical leave from the Modi government. In 2014, he had undergone a bariatric surgery which led to him rapidly losing weight. Jaitley has also been battling diabetes for nearly two decades.