Jaitley discharged from AIIMS, to work from home

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 06, 2014 19:25 IST

Union finance and defence minister Arun Jaitley, 61, was discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at 1 pm on Monday.

"He's fine, he has no fever but has been advised to work from home for the next week to 10 days. His immunity is obviously low after the infection and he's susceptible to catch a bug, so he's been advised to meet people one at a time to protect him from infections such as viral and dengue," said a doctor, who was a part of the team treating him but did not want to be named.

He was admitted to AIIMS on September 28 with a stubborn respiratory infection.

Jaitley, who underwent a planned metabolic surgery to manage his diabetes on September 2 at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, was readmitted on September 22 with a post-operative infection.

Instead of being discharged from Max Hospital on Sunday, Jaitley was shifted to a special isolation facility at AIIMS to better manage his infection.

"The minister has fully recovered from the infection. He is doing fine, but may need to come back for a check-up after a few days," said Dr Amit Gupta, a senior doctor and the spokesperson at the hospital.

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