Minister of Finance and Defence Arun Jaitley was discharged from AIIMS on Monday morning after a week-long stay in a private ward at the institute for treatment of a respiratory infection.
AIIMS spokesperson Dr Amit Gupta told The Indian Express: “Mr. Jaitley was discharged from AIIMS today. His respiratory infection, developed after a recent surgery, was successfully treated and all his vitals are now stable.”
Jaitley was admitted in a private ward at the hospital’s Cardio Neuro (CN) tower, and advised isolation to ensure fast recovery. Doctors said Jaitley who had reportedly complained of a stomach infection first in a follow up after his surgery, was treated “primarily for a respiratory infection” at AIIMS, that he developed later. ” Very few people apart from his doctors were allowed to visit him,” Dr. Gupta said.
Jaitley underwent a gastric bypass surgery for diabetes management at Max hospital in Saket on September 2, and was diagnosed with a stomach infection and chest congestion during a routine follow up lat the hospital, after three weeks. Doctors also said he had lost “considerable” weight, his diabetes was controlled and kidney function improved-all intended outcomes of the surgery for diabetes management. Jaitley was later shifted to AIIMS for treatment of his respiratory infection.
Jaitley had been clearing urgent official matters from the hospital, and doctors said he was exercising and eating well in the last few days of his hospital stay.