Under treatment for kidney-related problem, says Arun Jaitley

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An important key leader of BJP-led Central government and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to undergo a kidney surgery.

"The future course of my treatment would be determined by the doctors treating me", he said in the tweet, adding he was now working from a "controlled environment at home".

In a tweet on Thursday, Jaitley said, the future course of the treatment would be determined by the doctors treating him.

Though authorities at AIIMS refused to confirm the exact diagnosis or treatment plan, sources in the hospital said the 65-year-old Minister had been brought in and that preparations were on for a possible kidney transplant. Doctors attending to him had advised him to stay away from office and put him under "medical isolation" as routine interaction would expose him to more infections.

Though he has not been attending office since Monday, he is clearing files from his residence, they said.

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Jaitley, who was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha last month, has yet to take the oath as member. NDTV in a reports mentioned that 55 members of the total 58, who have either been newly-elected or re-elected, took the oath.

Jaitley will undergo kidney transplant under a team of surgeons headed by AIIMS Dr VK Bansal.

Due to his ill health, Jaitley had to cancel his next week's visit to London for the annual economic dialogue. He is also a diabetic-patient and he had a surgery for his weight-gain problem. According to the sources, the surgery would either be conducted at AIIMS or in Singapore. The centre is housed in a separate building and is equipped with state-of-the-art machines.

The Union minister suffers from acute diabetes and had undergone bariatric surgery for weight reduction in 2014 nearly immediately after the BJP government came to power at the Centre. It was first performed at Max Hospital, but he then had to be shifted to AIIMS because of complications.

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