Arun Jaitley put on life support, say AIIMS sources

Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS on August 9.

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) since August 9, has been put on life support, officials confirmed on Saturday.
Mr. Jaitley has been put on ECMO (Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation), also known as extracorporeal life support. This is an extracorporeal technique of providing prolonged cardiac and respiratory support to persons whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange or perfusion to sustain life.
On Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind and Home Minister Amit Shah visited Mr. Jaitley at the hospital. Union Health Minister Harsha Vardhan and other senior officials from the ministry also visited the leader on Friday.

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