Vice President Venkaiah Naidu visited AIIMS today to ask about the health of former Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to the top hospital in Delhi on Friday after he complained of breathing problems.
"The doctors informed the Vice President that Shri Jaitley is responding to the treatment and his condition is stable. The Vice President also met Shri Jaitley's family members who were present," the Vice President's office tweeted this morning.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and other leaders have also visited Mr Jaitley at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
Mr Jaitley, 66, had taken a long break as Finance Minister last year after a kidney transplant.
The doctors informed the Vice President that Shri Jaitley is responding to the treatment and his condition is stable.— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) August 10, 2019
The Vice President also met Shri Jaitley's family members who were present. #ArunJaitley
His health remained a concern after the surgery. A diabetic, he also had to skip the interim budget in February when he was in hospital in the US for treatment.
Mr Jaitley was also admitted to the AIIMS for treatment in May this year.
After the BJP's victory in the national election, Mr Jaitley had written to PM Modi that he would "not be part of any responsibility, for the present, in the new government" because of his health.
"I am writing to you to formally request you that I should be allowed a reasonable time for myself, my treatment and my health and therefore, not be a part of any responsibility, for the present, in the new government," Mr Jaitley had written.