Rahul Gandhi becomes first national leader to visit Jayalalithaa at hospital, says she is 'improving'
The Apollo Hospitals said on Thursday that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is making gradual progress.
The Congress leader went straight to the hospital after arriving at the airport in Chennai today and visited the unit where Jayalalithaa is being treated.
After coming out of the hospital, Rahul Gandhi told reporters that Jayalalithaa “is improving and going to be alright”.
"I wanted to give my support and Congress president's support to the Chief Minister".
"I want to give maximum energy to Jayalalithaaji, so that she gets well soon," Rahul said, while replying to a question, adding, he wishes for her speedy recovery.
He was briefed by doctors about the treatment being given to the AIADMK supremo. State Congress chief Su Thirunavukkarasar accompanied him.
Rahul's visit to Chennai lasted barely a little over an hour and half. He arrived around 11.20 am and boarded a flight to Delhi around 1 pm.
The Tamil Nadu CM was hospitalised for fever and dehydration on September 22.
The Apollo Hospitals had said yesterday that the treatment regimen includes continued respiratory support, nebulisation, drugs to decongest the lungs, antibiotics, nutrition, general nursing care and supporting therapy.
(With PTI inputs)