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Arun Jaitley admitted to AIIMS, will undergo surgery today

By Deepika
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    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Friday where he is scheduled to undergo a kidney transplant operation on Saturday.

    Arun Jaitley

    A kidney transplant operation is scheduled for tomorrow and all formalities for a donor kidney have been completed.

    A committee of 10 doctors has been formed to look into the operation and care. The Minister was admitted to the VVIP ward in the cardio-neuro building.

    The finance minister has been suffering from a kidney ailment and hasn't returned to office since Monday. He has not even taken oath of office after being re-elected to the Rajya Sabha.

    Confirming his medical condition, Jaitley on Thursday tweeted stating that he was being treated for kidney-related problems and certain infections.

    "I am, therefore, currently working from a controlled environment at home. The future course of treatment would be determined by the doctors treating me," he said.

    Jaitley was brought to the hospital for "finishing formalities for a donor kidney" ahead of the surgery.

    In September 2014 Jaitely underwent a gastric bypass surgery for diabetes management in a private hospital.

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