Arun Jaitley Suffering From Kidney-Related Ailment: Sources

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News Alerts Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Suffering From Kidney-Related Ailment: Sources Arun Jaitley, 65, is undergoing diagnostic tests and doctors have so far indicated that it was a kidney-related ailment, sources said. All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: April 05, 2018 11:30 IST Share COMMENTS Sources said doctors from AIIMS are attending to Arun Jaitley at his residence currently. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is suffering from a kidney ailment and may have to undergo a surgery, sources close to the minister said.Mr Jaitley, 65, is undergoing diagnostic tests and doctors have so far indicated that it was a kidney-related ailment, they said.The minister, however, has not yet been hospitalised but has been advised to avoid going out in public for fear of infection.He has not been attending office since Monday and even skipped taking oath after being re-elected as Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh. 53 out of the 58 newly-elected or re-elected members took oath of office during the last two days. Mr Jaitley was one of the five members who hasn’t taken oath.Sources said the minister’s present condition may be a fallout of the bariatric surgery he had undergone soon after the BJP government came to power at the Centre in 2014.He underwent the surgery to treat weight gain that he suffered because of a long-standing diabetic condition.That surgery was first performed at Max Hospital, but he then had to be shifted to AIIMS because of complications.Sources said doctors from AIIMS are attending to Mr Jaitley at his residence now. A final call is yet to be taken on whether a kidney transplant is required or not, they said.Depending on doctors advice, he may be admitted to the Cardio-Neuro Tower at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here. The centre is housed in a separate building and is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.Though he has not been attending office since Monday, he is clearing files from his residence, they said.

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