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Arun Jaitley stable after kidney transplant

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Jaitley underwent a successful kidney transplant at the AIIMS on Monday, the hospital said, adding that he was stable.

"Jaitley underwent today (Monday) at AIIMS, The has been successful. Both the recipient and donor are stable and recovering well," Aarti Vij, doctor and of Media and Protocol Division at the (AIIMS), said in a statement.

Soon after the surgery, wished Jaitley a speedy recovery.

"I'm happy to hear that Jaitleyji's went well. I wish him a speedy recovery," he tweeted.

Home also wished good health for him as well as the donor.

"Happy to know about the successful .. I pray for his (Jaitley's) and the donor's quick recovery and good health," he said in a tweet.

According to sources, Jaitley's was carried out on Monday morning by a team of senior doctors from AIIMS. Sandeep Guleria, a specialist from Apollo and brother of AIIMS Randeep Guleria, was also part of the team.

Suffering from kidney related problems, the 65-year-old was supposed to undergo the transplant last month and was even admitted to the premier hospital on April 6, but could not undergo the surgery as the donor's organ "did not match".

He was discharged after undergoing a series of tests and for three days. Since then, he had been undergoing and had been working from a "controlled environment at home".



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 19:14 IST