President Ram Nath Kovind visited senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Arun Jaitley in Delhi's AIIMS today to check on his health. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey were also present during president's visit to the hospital.
A multidisciplinary team of doctors is supervising his treatment at the cardio-neuro centre, news agency Press Trust of India reported.
Arun Jaitley, 66, was admitted to the AIIMS Intensive Care Unit (ICU) last week after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has not issued any bulletin on Arun Jaitley's health condition since August 9, when he was admitted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS for Health Ashwini Choubey, BJP working president JP Nadda and Loktantrik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav, had earlier visited the hospital to ask about his health.
Arun Jaitley had undergone renal transplant on May 14 last year. Piyush Goyal had filled in for him in the Finance Ministry at that time. In September 2014, he underwent bariatric surgery to correct the weight he had gained because of a long-standing diabetic condition.
Mr Jaitley stepped down as Finance Minister earlier this year citing health troubles. He also did not contest the Lok Sabha election this year.
Arun Jaitley, a lawyer by profession, had been an important part in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet in in the BJP government's first term. He held the finance and defence portfolios, and often acted as the chief troubleshooter of the government.
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