Arun Jaitley to soon resume office as Finance Minister: Report

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Aug 03, 2018, 10:45 AM IST
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File photo of Arun Jaitley. Photograph:(Reuters)

Union Minister Arun Jaitley who had undergone a kidney transplant in mid-May will soon return to his office in the North Block.

Jaitley who was on a three-month break for medical treatment will be back in his office later this month.

His first-floor corner office in North Block is being renovated and sanitised to avoid any kind of infection to him.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is currently holding the office at the Finance Ministry. Jaitley, however, had previously held meetings through video conference with his officials.

The former finance minister 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)