New Delhi, August 9: Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is currently undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU) at All India Medical Institute of Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. According to doctors, at present, Arun Jaitley is "haemodynamically stable". The former finance minister was admitted to the AIIMS earlier in the morning, after he complained of breathing problem. A multidisciplinary team of doctors is monitoring his health condition. Arun Jaitley Health Update: Former Finance Minister Admitted to AIIMS for Medical Check-up; PM Modi, Amit Shah, Om Birla Reach Hospital.
Top politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan visited Jaitley at AIIMS. Jaitley, has been unwell for a large part of the last two years. He also underwent a kidney transplant last year and visited the United States this February.
AIIMS Medical Bulletin:
IMP BUZZ-Delhi-ex FM Arun Jaitley admitted to AIIMS. PM Modi & HM Amit Shah,FM Nirmala arrives at AIIMS
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Following the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) thumping victory in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Jaitley urged Narendra Modi not to include him in the new cabinet citing health reasons. He served at the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs in the Narendra Modi cabinet from 2014 to 2019. He also served as the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from 2009 to 2014. The former union minister was also a senior advocate of the Supreme Court.