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Jayalalithaa health condition: Tamil Nadu CM requires longer stay at hospital - Here is Apollo's press release

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is continuing to improve, Apollo Hospitals said on Thursday.


Jayalalithaa health condition: Tamil Nadu CM requires longer stay at hospital - Here is Apollo's press release
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Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is continuing to improve but is currently under observation of a panel of doctors, the latest press release by Apollo Hospitals said on Thursday.

The AIIMS team, comprising Dr G Khilnani, Professor of Department of Pulmunology medicine, Dr Anjanthrika, Professor of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care and Dr Nithish Nayak, Professor of Department of Cardiology had yesterday held detailed deliberations on the treatment protocols provided to Jayalalithaa by the specialist team at the Apollo hospital, the hospital added.

"The expert team from AIIMS examined the  Chief Minister and concurred with the present line of treatment being provided to Jayalalithaa," the release from Subbiah Viswanathan, Chief Operating Officer of Apollo hospital said.

"The expert team will be available till tomorrow even as the British specialist Dr Richard John Beale examined the AIADMK chief again today," he further said.

Based on the deliberations and clinical examination, the group of doctors from Apollo hospital have drawn up a detailed medical management plan, keeping in view Jayalalithaa's "known history of diabetes and winter bronchitis in inclement weather," the release said.

It said the present treatment regimen includes continued respiratory support, nebulisation, drugs to decongest the lungs, antibiotics, nutritions, general nursing care and supporting therapy. 

She has been undergoing treatment at the hospital here since September 22.

The 68-year-old AIADMK leader was admitted after she complained of fever and dehydration.

Meanwhile, observing that it should not be used for "political purposes", the Madras High Court today dismissed a PIL seeking a detailed report from the government on the health of Jayalalithaa.

When the PIL came up, the first bench headed by Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul observed, "This forum should not be used for political purposes and it is a publicity interest litigation."

"The hospital is already issuing health bulletins. PIL is dismissed," the court said, as per PTI.

The petitioner "Traffic" Ramaswamy, a social activist, had submitted that the people of Tamil Nadu were eager to know about the health condition of Jayalalithaa.

The PIL also sought releasing of photographs of the meeting Jayalalithaa is said to have had with her cabinet colleagues and officials in the hospital.

On the other hand, people have been offering prayers for the Tamil Nadu CM's well being, outside Apollo Hospital in Chennai. 

(Pic Courtesy - ANI - Few days back)

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