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Delhi / Jaitley's condition critical, after President Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath also reached AIIMS to know about the situation


new Delhi. President Ramnath Kovind reached AIIMS on Friday afternoon to know about the health of Arun Jaitley (66). Former Finance Minister Jaitley has been admitted to the ICU of AIIMS since 9 August. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State Ashwini Choubey were also present during the President's visit. Jaitley's condition is critical. Late in the night, Home Minister Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister Hashvardhan also reached AIIMS.






Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS last Friday at 11 am after suffering from shortness of breath . According to doctors, he was having trouble breathing. AIIMS had told late evening that the team of doctors has kept a close watch on Jaitley's health and his condition is stable at the moment. Home Minister Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan reached AIIMS to know their condition.





Jaitley went to New York for cancer treatment
Jaitley was undergoing treatment for soft tissue cancer. He left for New York on 13 January to treat the disease and returned in February. Jaitley had tweeted after returning from America for treatment - happy to be home. Earlier in April 2018, Jaitley also stopped going to office. He was then admitted to AIIMS. He had a kidney transplant here. After this, he started going back to the office from August. However, in May 2019, he told Modi that he would not be able to join the new government. After this, Modi reached home to meet him. 






Jaitley was given the charge of the Ministry of Defense twice
, after the formation of the Modi government in May 2014, Jaitley was given the charge of the Ministry of Finance and Defense. He was the Defense Minister for six months in 2014. Later Manohar Parrikar was made the defense minister. Jaitley was given this charge again for six months in 2017 after he became the Chief Minister of Goa. Nirmala Sitharaman later became the defense minister. Piyush Goyal held the finance ministry twice due to Jaitley's illness.


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