Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Admitted To AIIMS

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader and former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. He was admitted on August 9 after he complained of palpitations and restlessness. He is under observation.
According to sources, Jaitley has been admitted to AIIMS’s cardiology department and is being monitored by a team of endocrinologist, nephrologist and cardiologist.
Jaitley had a kidney transplant on May 14 last year, and had left for a “regular medical check-up” in the United States in January this year. He was also admitted to AIIMS for treatment earlier Union Budget in May 2019.
Incumbent Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal filled in for him at that time and even presented the Interim in February 2019.
Jaitley did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. After the Narendra Modi-led BJP government came to power in May 2019, Jaitley, in a letter to PM Modi, had said that he would like to stay away from “any responsibility” on account of his ill health.