Arun Jaitley health latest news: Former Finance minister remains critical at AIIMS, on life support since August 17

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Updated:Aug 21, 2019 1:48:44 pm

Arun Jaitley health current news: Senior BJP leader and former Finance minister Arun Jaitley remains in a critical condition at AIIMS in Delhi where he was admitted on August 9.

Arun Jaitley health news, Arun Jaitley latest pic Arun Jaitley continues to be in a critical condition at AIIMS in Delhi where he was admitted on August 9.

As former Finance minister Arun Jaitley continued to be critical at AIIMS in Delhi, several leaders, including Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Prakash Javadekar, visited the hospital on Tuesday to enquire about his health. Earlier on Monday, BJP veteran LK Advani, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Delhi LG Anil Baijal and party MP Maneka Gandhi among others visited the hospital to know about his wellbeing. The Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, P K Mishra, and Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha also visited the hospital on Monday evening.

Jaitley, 66, was admitted in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on August 9. He is in a critical condition since and put on life support system. The BJP leader was rushed to the hospital after he complained of breathlessness. The AIIMS has not issued a health bulletin on Jaitley’s condition since August 10. According to a PTI report, Jaitley is being kept on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), an advanced form of temporary life support to aid respiratory and cardiac function. The report also stated that a team of multi-disciplinary doctors is monitoring the health of the 66-year-old.

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    13:48 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Several leaders visit AIIMS to enquire about Jaitley's health

    Several leaders visited AIIMS on Sunday to enquire about Jaitley's condition. Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Jitendra Singh and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were among those who paid a visit to the ailing BJP leader. Among others who visited the hospital on Sunday to check on Jaitley's condition are Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and his deputy Ashwini Kumar Choubey, BJP MPs Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Gautam Gambhir, and RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat. Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalraj Mishra, RSS Joint General Secretary Krishna Gopal and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh also visited the facility.

    12:52 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Multidisciplinary team of doctors monitoring Jaitley's condition

    According to sources, a PTI report said that Arun Jaitley is on life support system. A multidisciplinary team of doctors is consistently monitoring his condition. AIIMS has not issued any bulletin on Jaitley's health condition since August 10.

    12:29 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley remains critical at AIIMS

    Former Union minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley remains critical at the AIIMS where he was admitted on August 9. Jaitley is 66.

    20:29 (IST)20 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley continues to be on life support system

    Former Union Finance minister who is admitted in Delhi's AIIMS, continues to be on the life support system. As per reports, he is still critical. The hospital has not issued a bulletin since August 10.  A number of dignitaries including President Kovind, PM Narendra Modi have visited him in the hospital. 

    19:46 (IST)20 Aug 2019
    West Bengal governor visits AIIMS to see Arun jaitley

    West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankar, who reached Delhi on Monday, headed straight to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to meet ailing BJP leader Arun Jaitley.

    16:25 (IST)20 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley's decades-long association with BJP

    Arun Jaitley, who has been a practising lawyer since 1987, was made a member of BJP's national executive in 1991. He has made the national spokesperson of the party ahead of 1999 general elections.

    15:33 (IST)20 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley: Modi's government's chief troubleshooter

    Arun Jaitley was regarded as the chief troubleshooter of the Modi government in the first term.  It was during Jaitley's tenure that the Modi  government implemented crucial move such as demonetisation and introduced the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

    14:39 (IST)20 Aug 2019
    Leaders cutting across party lines visit Arun Jaitley in AIIMS

    Leaders cutting across party lines have been visiting AIIMS where former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been admitted since August 9. Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia visited the hospital to know about Jaitley's health on Monday evening.

    14:19 (IST)20 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley health update: AIIMS yet to issue medical bulletin

    The All India Institute of Medical Sciences hasn't issued a bulletin on Jaitley's health since August 10. The hospital had then said that Jaitley was haemodynamically stable but was being kept in the ICU.

    13:37 (IST)20 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley: Troubleshooter-in-chief of the Modi govt

    During PM Modi's first stint from 2014-2019, Jaitley was a key member in the Cabinet. The senior BJP leader held the finance and defence portfolios, and often acted as the chief troubleshooter of the government.

    12:49 (IST)20 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley was placed preventive detention arrest for 19 months during Emergency

    While studying at the Delhi University in the 70s, Arun Jaitley was an active student leader of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). Jaitley went on to lead the Delhi wing of the student body affiliated to RSS in 1977. He was even placed under preventive detention when Indira Gandhi imposed emergency.

    12:11 (IST)20 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley: Lawyer by profession

    Arun Jaitley was born on December 28, 1952. Before joining politics, he completed his LLB from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi in 1977 and is a lawyer by profession. The senior BJP leader also has a honours degree in commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce.

    11:33 (IST)20 Aug 2019
    Several leaders visit Arun Jaitley at AIIMS

    Union ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Thaawarchand Gehlot, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Santosh Gangwar, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Delhi L-G Anil Baijal, BJP national general-secretary Arun Singh and party MP Maneka Gandhi were among those who visited AIIMS to enquire about the BJP leader's health.

    10:57 (IST)20 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley underwent bariatric surgery in 2014

    Arun Jaitley had underwent a bariatric surgery in September 2014 to correct the weight he had gained because of a long-standing diabetic condition.

    22:23 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley continues to be on life support system

    Arun Jaitley is on on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) support. A multidisciplinary team of doctors is consistently monitoring his condition. AIIMS has not issued any bulletin on Jaitley's health condition since August 10.

    20:45 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    LK Advani, Anandiben Patel visit AIIMS

    As former finance minister Arun Jaitley continued to be on life support at AIIMS in the national capital, a number of leaders including BJP veteran L K Advani, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi visited the hospital on Monday to enquire about his health.

    19:50 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley health update: Prinicipal and cabinet secretary visit AIIMS

    The Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, P K Mishra, and Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha also visited the hospital in the evening.

    18:53 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Union ministers visit AIIMS to check on Arun Jaitley

    Union ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Thaawarchand Gehlot, BJP national general-secretary Arun Singh and party MP Maneka Gandhi also visited AIIMS on Monday to check on Arun Jaitley's health.

    17:26 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley had been admitted to AIIMS in May

    Arun Jaitley had been admitted to AIIMS in May this year. He did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections owing to his ill-health.

    15:58 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley: Sushil Kumar Modi says former FM critical, but responding

    Bihar deputy chief minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday visited Arun Jaitley at AIIMS. Modi said that Jaitley is still critical but was responding. 

    15:06 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley's medical history

    Arun Jaitley had stopped attending office since early April last year. He had undergone a renal transplant on May 14 last year at AIIMS. At that time, he was the Finance Minister and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal was given additional charge of the Ministry of Finance. He was back in the ministry on August 23, 2018. In September 2014, he had underwent bariatric surgery to correct the weight he had gained because of a long-standing diabetic condition.

    14:55 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley wanted to become a Chartered Accountant

    Before starting his legal career, Jaitley wanted to become a Chartered Accountant but was unable to do so, given the competitiveness of the national examination process.

    14:41 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley on ECMO and IABP support

    A report by news agency PTI said that Jaitley on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) support. A multidisciplinary team of doctors is consistently monitoring his condition.

    14:08 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley health latest news: No medical bulletin by AIIMS since August 10

    Arun Jaitley is 66. He was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. AIIMS has not issued any bulletin on Jaitley's health condition since August 10.

    13:50 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley health news: Advani, Naqvi, among others visit AIIMS

    Veteran BJP leader LK Advani and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat visited AIIMS on Monday to enquire about Arun Jaitley's health. Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and BJP national general-secretary Arun Singh also visited the hospital to know about his wellbeing.

    13:43 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley performed paperwork for investigations into Bofors scam

    Jaitley has been practising law before the Supreme Court of India and several High Courts in the country since 1987. In January 1990, Delhi High Court designated him as a Senior Advocate. He was appointed Additional Solicitor General by the VP Singh government in 1989 and did the paperwork for the investigations into the Bofors scandal.

    12:54 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley served as Finance Minister in Modi govt's first term

    Jaitley was the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs in the previous Modi government from 2014 to 2019. From 2009 to 2014 he served as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. A senior advocate of the Supreme Court, Jaitley decided not to join the Modi Cabinet in 2019 due to health issues.

    12:07 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    About Arun Jaitley's family

    Arun Jaitley married Sangeeta, daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir finance minister Girdhari Lal Dogra, in 1982. They have two children, Rohan and Sonali. Both his children are lawyers. He has two siblings. His niece Ridhi Dogra and nephew Akshay Dogra are television actors.

    11:44 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley's views on Article 370

    Arun Jaitley stated that Article 370 was a temporary provision in the Constitution and there is no compulsion for it to be treated as permanent. He had tweeted, “A historical wrong has been undone today. Article 35A came through the back door without following the procedure under Article 368 of the Constitution of India. It had to go.”

    11:20 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley's last tweet

    Arun Jaitley's twitter handle shows that he had last tweeted on August 7, remembering grreat saint Tulsidas. The same day, he had in a tweet expressed grief over the demise of Sushma Swaraj.

    10:51 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arvind Kejriwal, Smriti Irani, Paswan visit Arun Jaitley at AIIMS

    On Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Smriti Irani and Ram Vilas Paswan visited AIIMS to enquire about the health of Arun Jaitley. Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalraj Mishra, RSS Joint General Secretary Krishna Gopal and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh also visited Jaitley in the hospital.

    10:23 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley's stint with ABVP

    Arun Jaitley was an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) student leader at the Delhi University Campus in the 70s and rose to be the president of the Students Union of Delhi University in 1974. During the period of Emergency, he was placed under preventive detention for a period of 19 months. He was appointed as the president of Delhi ABVP in 1977 and all India secretary of the ABVP. 

    09:55 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    About Arun Jaitley

    Arun Jaitley was born on December 28, 1952. A lawyer by profession, Jaitley studied at St. Xavier's School, Delhi from 1957 to 69. He graduated with a honours degree in commerce, B.Com from Shri Ram College of Commerce in 1973. He passed his LLB degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, in 1977.

    09:39 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Jaitley health news: Mohan Bhagwat, Kejriwal and others visit AIIMS

    Several Union Ministers including Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Jitendra Singh, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as well as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited AIIMS on Sunday to enquire about the health of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is in a critical condition on life support systems.

    09:17 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley health news: Security beefed up at AIIMS

    Meanwhile, security has been beefed up outside the ward of AIIMS where Arun Jaitley has been admitted since August 9. Security has also been strengthened at the hospital in view of top leaders visiting the hospital to enquire about his health.

    08:54 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley health latest news

    Arun Jaitley had undergone a renal transplant on May 14 last year at AIIMS with Railways Minister Piyush Goyal filling in for him in the finance ministry at that time. Jaitley, who had stopped attending office since early April last year, was back in the finance ministry on August 23, 2018. In September 2014, he underwent bariatric surgery to correct the weight he had gained because of a long-standing diabetic condition.

    08:40 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley did not contest Lok Sabha election

    Arun Jaitley did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election presumably because of his ill-health. In 2014, he had contested elections from Amritsar, but lost to the Congress' Amarinder Singh, noew CM of Punjab.

    08:01 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS in May as well

    In May this year, Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS for treatment. Jaitley, a lawyer by profession, had been an important part in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet in the BJP government's first term. He held the finance and defence portfolios, and often acted as the chief troubleshooter of the government.

    07:52 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Jaitley health news: AIIMS doctos doing best, says Harsh Vardhan

    On Friday, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan visited AIIMS to enquire about the health of Arun Jaitley. He told reporters that doctors at AIIMS are doing the best they can.

    07:36 (IST)19 Aug 2019
    Arun Jaitley put on extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation

    Arun Jaitley, 66, has been put on extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which is used for patients whose lungs and heart are incapable of operating on their own. He was admitted to the AIIMS on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness.

    Arun jaitley health latest update, arun jaitley health news Arun Jaitley condition continues to be critical. He has been put on life support system at AIIMS.Arun Jaitley was the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs in the first tenure tenure of Modi government from 2014 to 2019. A member of the BJP, Jaitley had served as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from 2009 to 2014. He is also a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court. The 66-year-old politician decided not to join the Modi Cabinet in May 2019 due to health issues. In 1999, after the Vajpayee government of the BJP led National Democratic Alliance came to power, Jaitley was appointed MoS for Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge). He was also appointed MoS for Disinvestment (Independent Charge), a new ministry created for the first time to give effect to the policy of disinvestments under the WTO regime. Besides, he was given additional charge of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs following Ram Jethmalani's resignation in July 2000.