Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today underwent a successful kidney transplant at AIIMS), the hospital said while adding that both the minister and his donor were recovering.
Jaitley, 65, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and taken to the operation theatre at 8 am today.
“Union Minister Jaitley underwent a renal transplant today. The surgery has been successful. Both the donor and the recipient are stable and recovering well,” a senior AIIMS official said.
Dr Aarti Vij, chairperson of the media and protocol division said, “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 and stable and recovering well.”
The minister, suffering from a kidney ailment, has been undergoing dialysis for the last one month.
According to sources, nephrologist Dr Sandeep Guleria from Apollo Hospital, also the brother of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, who is a family friend, was part of the team performing the transplant.
The minister, who cancelled his scheduled visit to London for the 10th India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue next week, had confirmed his illness in a tweet on April 6.