Finance Minister Arun Jaitley underwent a successful kidney transplant operation here and is recovering fast, sources at the All India Institute of Medical Studies (AIIMS), New Delhi, said on Monday.
Jaitley, 65, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and taken to the operation theatre at 8 am today, the sources said.
Nephrologist Dr Sandeep Guleria from Apollo Hospital, also the brother of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, who is a family friend, were part of the team performing the transplant.
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Jaitley, who cancelled his scheduled visit to London for the 10th India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue next week, had confirmed his illness in a tweet on April 6.
"I am being treated for kidney related problems & certain infections that I have contracted," he had tweeted.
I am being treated for kidney related problems & certain infections that I have contracted. I am therefore currently working from controlled environment at home. The future course of my treatment would be determined by the doctors treating me.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) April 5, 2018
In September 2014, Jaitley underwent a bariatric surgery to treat weight gain because of a long-standing diabetic condition. The surgery was first performed at Max Hospital, but he had to be later shifted to AIIMS because of complications. Jaitley had a heart surgery several years ago.