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Arun Jaitley undergoes dialysis before kidney transplant at AIIMS

Tests are being done on him and the donor, whose identity is a secret

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley

Union Finance is undergoing at the Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) ahead of a that may take place in the next few days, a hospital said on Sunday.

"Jaitleyji would be on for some days before the operation is conducted," said the at the country's premier hospital.

When kidneys are failing, is required to cut the build-up of wastes and toxins in the blood, which otherwise can lead to numerous complications and impact the success rate of and the recovery after the transplant, said the

Though it was not clear as to how long the dialysis may continue before the 65-year-old is operated for the kidney transplant, sources say it can happen any day.

The visited the hospital on Thursday to carry out the official formalities between him and the donor for the

He was admitted to the in AIIMS on Friday and has been under observation since then. Tests are being done on him and the donor, whose identity is a secret.

While a number of visitors including family members and non-political friends met the minister on Saturday at the facility meant for VVIPs, there was tight restriction on Sunday as he has been kept in isolation to control infection, officials said.

The would be carried out by a team of senior doctors from AIIMS led by Sandeep Guleria, a specialist from Apollo and brother of AIIMS Randeep Guleria, is likely to carry out the operation.

The minister had been working from "controlled environment at home" since the start of the week as he was advised to keep away from public appearances and tours. He had to cancel his next week's visit to for an annual economic dialogue.

The minister, who underwent a for management in 2014, is likely to remain under observation for at least a fortnight at the hospital after the surgery.

Several senior leaders including Rahul Gandhi, former and have wished him a quick recovery.


First Published: Mon, April 09 2018. 01:30 IST