Chennai: Despite that Apollo Hospital in Chennai, where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa is admitted, released a detailed health bulletin about her ongoing medical treatment, the confusion regarding her health status still intact.
MDMK chief Vaiko, on Saturday, visited the Chennai's Apollo hospital to enquire about Jayalalithaa's health.
"The Chief Minister is well. All the medical care is being given to her. She will return home in good health. The worries of lakhs of AIADMK workers will soon go," he told reporters.
He lauded Jayalalithaa for protecting the state's rights on the Cauvery issue by approaching the Supreme Court.
Vaiko said he was 'shocked and grieved' after Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital last month, adding, he also held discussions with doctors treating her, including the British professional, Richard John Beale.
He termed his meeting the Governor as a "friendly visit" as he had wanted to meet him.
"We recollected old days," he said and firmly denied that politics was discussed between the two.
Asked about DMK Treasurer M K Stalin's demand that an Interim or Deputy Chief Minister be appointed to handle matters like the Cauvery issue till Jayalalithaa returned, Vaiko said 'there is no need' for such an arrangement.
CPI(M) state Secretary G Ramakrishnan also visited Apollo Hospitals and wished speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa.
Meanwhile, prayers were held across the state by AIADMK supporters for the speedy recovery of their party chief.
Several rumours started doing the rounds that the 68-year-old CM would be moved abroad for treatment; that she was under ventilator and more.
The leaders of AIADMK have been trying to control speculations about her health, but have failed in doing so.
It has been two weeks since Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22 following complaints of fever and dehydration.
Apollo Hospitals authorities have been regularly giving Jayalalithaa's health update through bulletins, claiming that she is recovering well, but her supporters and public seemed to want to know more about her health status.