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Union Minister Arun Jaitley returns home after kidney transplant

In a tweet, Jaitley expressed gratitude to the doctors, nurses and paramedics who took care of him during his stay at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: June 04, 2018 17:03 IST ]
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Union Minister Arun Jaitley returned home on Monday after being discharged from Delhi's AIIMS where he underwent a successful kidney transplant surgery last month.

In a tweet, Jaitley expressed gratitude to the doctors, nurses and paramedics who took care of him during his three-week stay at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). 

"Delighted to be back at home. My gratitude to the doctors, nursing officers and the paramedics who looked after me for over the past three weeks. I wish to thank all well-wishers, colleagues and friends who were very concerned and continued to wish me for my recovery," he said in a tweet.

Jaitley, 65, was admitted to the hospital on May 12, and the surgery was performed on May 14. Post that, he stayed in isolation ward to avoid infection. 

During his stay in the hospital, he wrote a Facebook post on completion of 4 years of the Modi government. 

During the period of Jaitley's indisposition, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal was given the additional charge of the finance ministry. 

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Jaitley informed about his illness through a tweet on April 6 and had undergone dialysis for about a month. Post that, he underwent the kidney transplant. 

In September 2014, Jaitley underwent a bariatrics 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 is expected to resume work in the Finance Ministry after he fully recovers.

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