Arun Jaitley making progress, may be out of AIIMS by weekend

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to AIIMS earlier this week for respiratory infection, is making satisfactory progress.

PTI| Updated: Oct 01, 2014, 22:28 PM IST

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to AIIMS earlier this week for respiratory infection, is making satisfactory progress.

Jaitley, 61, is expected to be discharged from the hospital before the weekend, hospital sources said.

AIIMS spokesperson Amit Gupta said that Jaitley has been showing steady improvement in his health since he was admitted on September 28 with chest infection.

"His vital organs are normal, he has exercised and eaten well today. He has also done some immediately urgent official work from his isolation room.

"He has been allowed only restricted access so that any re-infection can be prevented. He is in fine health," Gupta said.