Former finance minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi on Friday morning after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. According to a hospital news release, he is 'haemodynamically stable'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan and minister of state for health Ashwini Choubey are at the hospital.
'Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS today morning. He is currently undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of doctors. At present, he is haemodynamically stable,' AIIMS said.
Jaitley, 66, was admitted at the cardio-neuro centre around 10 am.
The AIIMS news release on Jaitley's medical condition
After the BJP's massive Lok Sabha election victory, Jaitley had written to Modi to say he did not want to be part of the ministry as he wanted to recover his health. In the letter dated May 29, he had requested for a 'reasonable amount of time' for 'myself, my treatment and my health'. Jaitley, said he was willing to 'informally support the Government or the party' and had posted a blog on August 6 lauding the removal of special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.
With PTI inputs