Jaitley stable, but critical; Nitish, others visit AIIMS

Jaitley stable, but critical; Nitish, others visit AIIMS

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New Delhi, Aug 17 : The condition of former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley is stated to be stable but critical.

Sources said the senior BJP leader was being treated by and under close watch of a multidisciplinary team of doctors comprising nephrologists, cardiologists and endocrinologists.

Separately, leaders of various political parties visited AIIMS on Saturday to enquire about Mr jaitley's health. Among them were Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Jyotiraditya Scindia .
Home Minister Amit Shah visited AIIMS late on Friday night.

Jaitley was admitted to the AIIMS on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness, weakness and restlessness.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited AIIMS on Friday to inquire about the health condition of the former minister.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey were present during the visit of President.

Jaitley had undergone a renal transplant last year and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal handled the portfolio of Finance for sometime.

Owing to ill health, Jaitley could not present the last Budget of the Modi Government's first term in February and the task was passed on to Goyal.