Indian Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley underwent a kidney transplantation surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in Delhi and as per reports, the surgery has been successful and the minister is recuperating well.
Arun Jaitley had been working from a “controlled environment” and was on dialysis since past one month due to kidney ailments. In fact, Arun Jaitley had confirmed his illness in April when he had cancelled his trip to London for the 10th India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue that is to be held next week. Yet, he had actively participated in public discourse on policy matters, including on the terms of reference for the 15th Finance Commission – the issue that was aggravated raised by some south Indian states for having the same concerns.
Today (May 14) morning, Arun Jaitley was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in Delhi after receiving a suitable kidney donor. Soon after the surgery, the doctors at the hospital informed that the operation has been successful and that both the recipient and donor are stable and recovering. While the National Democratic Alliance is now consolidating its economic reforms and social welfare schemes in its last year in office before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, their finance minister is recovering from the ailment in the hospital to get back to office again.
Soon after the news of Jaitley’s operation, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh took it to Twitter to wish good health and recovery to the ailing minister. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also wished Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley a speedy recovery. Significantly, Congress President Rahul Gandhi too wished Arun Jaitley a speedy recovery from the transplant surgery.