Arun Jaitley likely to undergo kidney transplant in AIIMS

A couple of years back, the Minister underwent a gastric bypass surgery for diabetes management in a private hospital.

April 05, 2018 11:08 am | Updated 08:26 pm IST - New Delhi

 Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley was brought to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Wednesday afternoon for “finishing formalities for a donor kidney” ahead of a likely surgery. 

Though AIIMS authorities refused to confirm the exact diagnosis or treatment plan, sources in the hospital said the Minister was brought in and that preparations were on for a possible kidney transplant.

A couple of years back, he underwent a gastric bypass surgery for diabetes management in a private hospital. He was at that time suffering from uncontrolled diabetes for nearly a decade.

He underwent a laproscopic procedure for weight loss. It involved stapling the stomach to create a small pouch so that a small amount of food helps satiate the appetite. This pouch is connected to the small intestine to lower fat absorption.

Mr. Jaitley tweeted later in the evening: "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."

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