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Arun Jaitley Adopted at AIIMS, solid; PM Modi, Amit Shah visited him in hospital



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New Delhi: BJP senior leader and former finance minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday after complaining of palpitations and anxiety and is "hemodynamically stable".

The 66-year-old was treated at the ICU under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of physicians.

"Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS this morning. He is currently undergoing intensive care under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of doctors. He is currently hemodynamically stable," the hospital said Friday evening.

Hemodynamically stable means that the patient has a stable heart pump and circulation is good.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rainat Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Finance Minister Nirmal Sitharaman, Minister of State for Health J Ashdwin Chubi Presidents JP Sharad Yadav visited a hospital to consult Jely's health.

Jaitley was admitted to the Cardio-Neurocentre at about 10 in the morning, sources said. "He is under observation at the Institute of Intensive Care. A team of doctors, including endocrinologists, cardiologists and nephrologists, monitors his condition," they added.

Earlier in May, Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS for treatment.

By profession, a lawyer, Jaitley was the most important leader in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet during his first term and often acted as a major troubleshooter in government. He does not dispute the 2019 Lok Sabsa election by presumption because of his poor health.

Jaitley underwent surgery in the US in January for reported left-foot soft-tissue cancer, a disease that deprives him of presenting Modi's sixth and final budget to his current term. Railways and Coal Minister Pius Goyal was the reserve finance minister who presented the interim budget for 2019-20.

The former minister returned to India on February 9, after undergoing skin grafting. He is said to have undergone some medical procedures again when he visited the United States last month to attend the IMF and World Bank Spring meetings.

Jaitley had a kidney transplant on May 14 last year at AIIMS, with Goyal filling in as well.

Jaitley, who has stopped attending the office since early April last year, returned to the finance ministry in August 2018. In September 2014, he underwent a bariatric surgery to correct the weight he had gained due to his longstanding diabetes condition.

(With PTI inputs)

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