Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Monday (August 19) visited AIIMS to enquire about Arun Jaitley's health condition
New Delhi: As former finance minister Arun Jaitley continues to be on life support, several politicians, including veteran BJP leader LK Advani and Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, on Monday (August 19) visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to enquire about his health.
Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and BJP national general secretary Arun Singh also visited the hospital to know about his well being.
Jaitley, 66, was rushed to AIIMS on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness.
However, AIIMS has not issued any press release on Jaitley's health condition since August 10.
According to reports, he is on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) support.
A multidisciplinary team of doctors is constantly monitoring his condition.
Advani was accompanied by his daughter Pratibha Advani.
Several prominent leaders, including Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Jitendra Singh, Ram Vilas Paswan, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, Congress's Abhishek Singhvi and Jyotiraditya Scindia, BSP chief Mayawati and RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat visited Jaitley in the hospital in recent days to enquire about Jaitley's health and meet his family members.
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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.
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Last Updated Aug 19, 2019, 2:37 PM IST