Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will undergo a kidney transplant surgery at the AIIMS on Saturday.
Jaitley, who is suffering from a kidney-related ailment, was admitted in the hospital on Friday evening, hospital sources said.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has formed a special team of doctors for the surgery which will be led by doctor V.K. Bansal.
Sandeep Guleria, a specialist from Apollo Hospitals and a brother of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, is also a part of the team of doctors.
Informed sources said Jaitley’s kidney transplant would be conducted at the Cardio-Neuro Tower in the AIIMS, which is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
It was the same facility where External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj underwent her kidney transplant in December 2016.
Jaitley had tweeted on Thursday: “I am being treated for kidney-related problems and certain infections that I have contracted. I am therefore currently working from the controlled environment at home. The future course of my treatment would be determined by the doctors treating me.”
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.
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) April 5, 2018
Due to his ill health, Jaitley had to cancel his next week’s visit to London for the annual economic dialogue.
Jaitley, who underwent a gastric bypass weight loss surgery in 2015, reportedly visited the AIIMS on Thursday for a check-up where doctors advised him to take rest before his kidney transplant begins.