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Jaitley undergoes successful kidney transplant at AIIMS

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today underwent a successful at the (AIIMS), an at the premier health institute said.

Both the donor and the recipient are stable and recovering well, the said.

Jaitley, 65, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and taken to the operation theatre at 8 am today.

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

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

According to sources, nephrologist Dr from Apollo Hospital, also the brother of AIIMS Randeep Guleria, who is a family friend, was part of the team performing the transplant.

The minister, who cancelled his scheduled visit to for the 10th India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue next week, 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 bariatric to treat weight gain because of a long-standing diabetic condition. The 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. 13:50 IST