“ Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble minister of finance and corporate affairs, underwent renal transplant surgery today at AIIMS, Delhi. The surgery has been successful. Both the recipient and donor are stable and recovering well,” AIIMS said in a statement.
Jaitely, 65, was suffering from a kidney ailment and has been undergoing dialysis for the last one month. He was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and taken to the operation theatre at 8 am today.
Jaitely had confirmed about his illness on April 6 in a tweet, “I am being treated for kidney related problems & certain infections that I have contracted,” “currently working from controlled environment at home”. he had tweeted.”The future course of my treatment would be determined by the doctors treating me,” he added.