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Jayalalithaa health update: AIIMS medical team to examine Tamil Nadu CM

Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on September 22 for fever and dehydration.


Jayalalithaa health update: AIIMS medical team to examine Tamil Nadu CM

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, admitted at Apollo Hospitals since September 22, will now be examined by a three-member doctors team from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

According to reports, the three-member team -- pulmonologist GC Khilnani, cardiologist Nitish Naik, and anesthetist Anjan Trikha -- will examine the 68-year old AIADMK leader.

However, no such comment has come from the officials of Apollo Hospitals and the state government.

The AIIMS medical team comes after a British doctor Richard Beale, consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Guy`s and St Thomas Hospital, London examined Jayalalithaa.

 

According to Apollo Hospitals, the treatment plan was based on detailed discussions with Beale.

The treatment plan included appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support and other allied clinical measures presently being continued to treat the infection.

 

Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on September 22 for fever and dehydration.

While Apollo Hospitals initially said Jayalalithaa was cured of fever, later it said she was being treated for infection. She was advised some more days stay in the hospital.

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 Chief Minister J 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.

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.

(With Agency inputs)

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