- Soft tissue went to New York on 13 January for cancer treatment
- Before the Lok Sabha elections, the interim budget was presented by Piyush Goyal on 1 February in Jaitley's absence.
Aug 09, 2019, 08:25 PM IST
new Delhi. Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS on Friday morning. According to doctors, he was brought here for medical examination at 11 am. According to reports, Jaitley was brought here due to difficulty in breathing. Home Minister Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan reached AIIMS to take care of them. Earlier, Jaitley was undergoing treatment for soft tissue cancer. He left for New York on 13 January to treat the disease and returned in February.
Returning from the US, Jaitley had said- I am happy to come home
Jaitley had tweeted after returning from America for treatment – happy to be home. Jaitley also stopped going to the office in April 2018. He was then admitted to AIIMS. He had a kidney transplant here. After this, he started going back to the office from August.
What is soft tissue sarcoma?
Sarcoma is a type of cancer that starts in the bones or muscles such as tissue. There are more than 50 types of soft tissue sarcomas. It usually starts in the arms or legs. The risk is increased due to exposure to certain chemicals, getting radiation therapy or some genetic disease.
Jaitley did not attend the celebration of BJP's victory
Jaitley's health has been bad for the last few months. He was also admitted to AIIMS for some tests. He was advised by doctors to go to the UK and US for treatment. He did not appear in the program held at the BJP office after the party's victory in the Lok Sabha elections. He did not appear in the cabinet meeting that followed.
Jaitley was twice in charge of the Ministry of Defense
After the formation of the Modi government in May 2014, Jaitley was given charge of the Ministry of Finance and Defense. He was the Defense Minister for six months in 2014. Later Manohar Parrikar was made the defense minister. Jaitley was given this charge again for six months in 2017 after he became the Chief Minister of Goa. Nirmala Sitharaman later became the defense minister. Piyush Goyal held the finance ministry twice due to Jaitley's illness.