Former finance minister Arun Jaitley’s health improves


    Radhika Dhawad | Aug 13, 2019 9:52

    Union health minister Harsh Vardhan’s office said that the health condition of former union minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has improved.
    Arun Jaitley

    Union health minister Harsh Vardhan’s office on Monday said that the  health condition of former union minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has improved.

    Jaitly was put on ventilator on late Friday night. The senior leader was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday morning and since then has been undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU).

    Jaitley was admitted after he complained of breathlessness and anxiety on Friday morning. However, as per AIIMS, he’s is under the supervision of a team comprising multidisciplinary doctors and was ‘hemodynamically stable.’

    The 66-year-old leader didn’t even contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections due to health reasons. After the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Jaitley wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting the latter to not to include him in the cabinet due to his deteriorating health condition.

    Jaitley in September 2014 had undergone bariatric surgery to control the weight he had gained due to his severe diabetic condition. In May 2018, after suffering from a kidney ailment, he underwent a renal transplant at AIIMS. In January 2019, he also  had a surgery in the US for soft tissue cancer.

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