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Jaitley stable after kidney transplant at AIIMS

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Union Finance underwent a successful at the Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) today and is stable after the more than four-hour surgery, hospital authorities said.

Jaitley, 65, who has been mostly working from home since early April, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday.

The started around 8.30 am today and went on till 1 pm after which the was shifted to the (ICU).

Both the donor and the recipient are stable and recovering well with a team of senior doctors monitoring their condition round-the-clock, authorities said.

AIIMS sources said the kidney was donated to Jaitley by a distant relative, a middle-aged woman.

This falls under the category 'live unrelated donation', a senior doctor explained.

"Living, unrelated donor could be anyone who is emotionally attached to the recipient, such as friend, a relative, a neighbour or an The authorisation committee had given its approval before the procedure," he said.

Sources close to the said he is likely to remain in hospital for 10-15 days.

Test reports after the are normal and he is recovering well, they said.

"Jaitley underwent a today. The has been successful. Both the donor and the recipient are stable and recovering well," AIIMS authorities said.

The surgery was carried out at the cardio-thoracic centre by a team of 20 personnel, including transplant surgeons and transplant anesthesiologists.

The team included former of AIIMS division Sandeep Guleria, currently working with Apollo Hospital, V K Bansal, nephrologist and AIIMS

is the brother of and a family friend of the minister's.

BJP and Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Jitender Singh visited AIIMS to see Jaitley after the surgery.

wished Jaitley a speedy recovery.

"I'm happy to hear that Jaitley ji's surgery, today at AIIMS, went well. I wish him a speedy recovery," Gandhi wrote on

Jaitley, suffering from a kidney ailment, has been undergoing for the last one month.

The transplant was initially scheduled in the first half of April but could not be conducted as the kidney from another living unrelated donor did not match, an said.

Ill-health had led to the minister cancelling his trips to and last month.

The minister had confirmed his in a tweet on April 6.

"I am being treated for kidney related problems & that I have contracted," he had tweeted.

Jaitley did not elaborate but said he was "currently working from controlled environment at home".

"The future course of my treatment would be determined by the doctors treating me," he had said.

In September 2014, Jaitley underwent a to treat a long-standing diabetic condition and weight gain. The surgery was first performed at Max Hospital, but he had to be later shifted to AIIMS because of complications.

Jaitley had a several years ago.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 19:50 IST