After speedy recovery wishes poured in on social media for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley concerning his ailment, the Rajya Sabha MP took to Twitter to share an update on his health.
Arun Jaitley in a tweet said, “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,” added Jaitley.
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
As per media reports, Jaitley is suffering from a kidney ailment and may have to undergo a surgery. He is undergoing diagnostic tests.
The Finance Minister, however, has not yet been hospitalised but has been advised to avoid going out in public for fear of infection.
He has not been attending office since Monday and even skipped taking oath after being re-elected as Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh.
As per media reports, Jaitley’s present condition may be a fallout of the bariatric surgery he had undergone soon after the BJP government came to power at the Centre in 2014.
Doctors from AIIMS are attending to Jaitley at his residence now. A final call is yet to be taken on whether a kidney transplant is required or not, said media reports.
Depending on doctors’ advice, he may be admitted to the Cardio-Neuro Tower at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The centre is housed in a separate building and is equipped with state-of-the-art machines.
Though he has not been attending office since Monday, he is clearing files from his residence, reports said.
The minister, who suffers from chronic diabetes, had heart surgery several years ago. He is a key member of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet and presented his fifth and the present NDA government’s final full budget on February 1.
In December 2016, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had undergone a kidney transplant at AIIMS.
In February 2018, Manohar Parrikar, the Chief Minister of Goa and a former Defence Minister in the PM Modi-led government, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is currently undergoing treatment in the United States.