Arun Jaitley On Life Support, Top Ministers Visit AIIMS

New Delhi: Former finance minister Arun Jaitley has been put on life support system at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, PTI has reported, quoting sources.

AIIMS has not issued any bulletin on Jaitley’s health condition since August 10.

The 66-year-old leader, who was admitted at the hospital on August 9, has been put on life support system and a multidisciplinary team of doctors is monitoring his condition.

Several leaders including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union Minister Piyush Goyal visited the hospital.

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Governor Satya Pal Malik, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Congress’ Abhishek Singhvi and Jyotiraditya Scindia, and Air Force chief Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa also visited the hospital, PTI reported.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also visited the hospital.

On August 16, various prominent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders visited Jaitley at the hospital. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Home Minister Amit Shah were among the ones who met the former finance minister. President Ram Nath Kovind, too, visited the hospital to meet Jaitley.

Jaitley was admitted to the hospital after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. He did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election because of his ill-health.

The leader had undergone a renal transplant on May 14 last year at AIIMS, with Railways Minister Piyush Goyal filling in for him in the finance ministry at that time.

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