Jaitley’s condition stable but critical

Jaitley’s condition stable but critical

Agency News

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

Mr Jaitley was admitted to the AIIMS hospital on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness 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 enquire about the health condition of the former minister. Mr Shah visited AIIMS late last night.

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey were present during the visit of President. According to the sources, a multidisciplinary team of doctors is supervising Mr Jaitley's treatment.

Mr Jaitley had undergone a renal transplant last year and the Railways Minister Piyush Goyal handled the portfolio of Finance for sometime. Due to his ill health, Mr Jaitley could not present the last budget of the Modi government's first term in February and the task was passed on to Mr Goyal. UNI