December 7, 2019 | 6:50 AM IST
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Ex FM Arun Jaitley admitted to AIIMS; Political leaders pay courtesy visit

Former finance minister Arun Jaitley has been admitted to the cardiology department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi after he complained of palpitations and restlessness on Friday.

The 66-year-old veteran politician is being monitored by a multidisciplinary team of endocrinologists, nephrologists and cardiologists. Jaitley underwent the weight correction bariatric surgery which occurred due to long-standing diabetic condition and a kidney transplant on May 2018 and a surgery in the United States for a reported soft tissue cancer in his left leg.

Vice President Venkiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, minister of state for health Ashwini Choubey, BJP working president JP Nadda and others visited him on Saturday morning to check his health conditions.
Venkaiah Naidu tweeted about Jaitley’s condition, “The doctors informed the vice president that Shri Jaitley is responding to the treatment and his conditions is stable. The Vice President also met Shri Jaitley’s family members who were present.”

Meanwhile, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Babulal Gaur (89) is also on life support system at Bhopal’s Narmada Hospital in a critical condition. He was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday when his health deteriorated. BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur visited him and enquired about his health on Friday. While Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Chief Minister Kamal Nath prayed for his speedy recovery.

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