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More leaders visit AIIMS as Arun Jaitley remains critical

File photo of former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

File photo of former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The AIIMS has not issued any bulletin on Mr. Jaitley’s health condition since August 10.

“The team of doctors looking after Arun Jaitley is doing the best they can. He is under round-the-clock observation, and as of now, there is no major change in his health condition,” a senior official of the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Mr. Jaitley, 66, was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and uneasiness. 

Doctors said the condition of Mr. Jaitley, who has been on life support system, had neither improved significantly nor deteriorated. 

Leaders visit hospital 

On Sunday, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Ram Vilas Paswan and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh visited the AIIMS to inquire about the health of the BJP leader.

Speaking to reporters later, Mr. Kejriwal said: “I met Mr. Jaitley’s family members and I pray to God for his good health and fast recovery.” 

Mr. Jaitley underwent a renal transplant on May 14 last year at the AIIMS. In January 2019, he was diagnosed with a rare form of soft-tissue sarcoma and underwent treatment in New York. 

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