Delighted to be Back: Jaitley Returns Home After Kidney Transplant

In a tweet, Jaitley thanked the doctors and nursing officers who looked after him for over the past three weeks.

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Jaitely was being treated in AIIMS since 12 May.
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Union Minister Arun Jaitley is finally back at home after his three-week stay at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for a kidney transplant.

In a tweet, Jaitley thanked the doctors and nursing officers who looked after him for over the past three weeks.

Sixty-five-year-old Jaitley was admitted to the hospital on 12 May, after a month-long period of dialysis, and was operated on two days later on 14 May. Then he was kept in an isolation ward to avoid infection.

According to PTI, nephrologist Dr Sandeep Guleria from Apollo Hospital, also the brother of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, who is Jaitley’s family friend, was part of the team performing the transplant.

Jaitley, who had to cancel his scheduled visit to London for the 10th India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue next week, had confirmed his illness in a tweet on 6 April.

Several senior politicians wished the finance minister a speedy recovery after the successful operation.

Jaitley’s health was met with great concern by dignitaries and masses alike, who all wished him the best.

During the period of Jaitley's indisposition, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal was given the additional charge of the Finance Ministry.

(With inputs from PTI)

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