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Arun Jaitley undergoes kidney transplant

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Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley underwent a successful renal transplant surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Monday.

“Both the donor and recipient are doing well,” noted a release issued by AIIMS.

Earlier this year the minister was brought to the hospital where he underwent investigation in preparation for the survey. At that time AIIMS authorities refused to confirm the exact diagnosis or treatment plan though they did hint at the fact that the Minister could be prepared for a kidney transplant.

“Union Minister Jaitley underwent a renal transplant today. The surgery has been successful. Both the donor and the recipient are stable and recovering well,” a senior AIIMS official said.

The minister, suffering from a kidney ailment, has been undergoing dialysis for the last one month.

Mr. Jaitley, 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 April 6. “I am being treated for kidney related problems & certain infections that I have contracted,” he had tweeted.

Mr. Jaitley did not elaborate but said he was “currently working from controlled environment at home”.

“The future course of my treatment would be determined by the doctors treating me,” he had said.

In September 2014, Mr. 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.

Mr. Jaitley had also had a heart surgery several years ago.

(With inputs from PTI)

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