Jaitley admitted to AIIMS, to undergo surgery
New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was on Friday admitted to AIIMS and is scheduled to undergo a kidney transplant operation on Saturday, sources said.
Jaitley, 65, has been suffering from a kidney ailment and skipped office since Monday. He has not even taken the oath of office after being re-elected to the Rajya Sabha.
Sources said the minister, who was confined to a 'controlled environment' at home, was shifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday evening.
A kidney transplant operation is scheduled for Saturday, they said, adding all formalities for a donor kidney have been completed.
The minister, 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 Thursday.
"I am being treated for kidney-related problems & certain infections that I have contracted," he had tweeted.
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