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.