Arun Jaitley returns after kidney transplant, holds meeting with Finance Ministry

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 04, 2018, 03:40 PM(IST)

File photo of Arun Jaitley. Photograph:( Reuters )

Union Minister Arun Jaitley held a meeting with the officials of Finance Ministry on Monday after he returned home post successful kidney transplant surgery.

The meeting which lasted for around half an hour was attended by Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg and Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian.

In the meeting, the officials briefed Jaitley on various issues related to the Ministry.

A senior official told ANI on the condition of anonymity, "The meeting was held today in the evening through Video Conferencing. It was a stock-taking exercise by Arun Jaitley as he was admitted in AIIMS for past three weeks. Currently, he is under the supervision of doctors and is in a controlled environment".

Jaitley, who had undergone a kidney transplant last month, announced his well being on Twitter today.

He took to Twitter to thank the doctors, nurses and paramedics who assisted him during his treatment.

His twitter read, "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".

Jaitley underwent a successful kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on May 14.

Before the treatment, the 65-year-old minister was put on a dialysis for one month.

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.

(With inputs from PTI)





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