Arun Jaitley admitted to AIIMS over breathing issues, PM Modi, Amit Shah reach hospital

New Delhi/Aug,9 : Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has been admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi after he complained of breathlessness and weakness Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at the hospital.
Home Minister Amit Shah, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey are also at the hospital to enquire about his health condition, said a media report.

The 66-year-old BJP veteran, who was admitted to AIIMS two months ago to undergo tests and treatment for an undisclosed illness, was discharged on May 23. Jaitley had withdrawn from contesting the Lok Sabha elections this year, citing his deteriorating health as the reason.

Earlier this year in January, he had unexpectedly flown to the US for a medical checkup relating to his kidney ailment, sources had said which was his first trip abroad after his transplant surgery on May 14, 2018. When he was undergoing the renal transplant last year, Piyush Goyal had filled up for him. Jaitley, who had stopped attending office since early April 2018, was back in the finance ministry on August 23, 2018.

In September 2014, he underwent bariatric surgery to correct the weight he had gained because of a long-standing diabetic condition.

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