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Jayalalithaa health update: Tamil Nadu CM under close watch of experts, doctors trying their best, says Apollo Hopsitals

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who suffered a cardiac arrest, continues to remain under close watch of an expert team of doctors at Chennai's Apollo hospital. 


Jayalalithaa health update: Tamil Nadu CM under close watch of experts, doctors trying their best, says Apollo Hopsitals

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who suffered a cardiac arrest, continues to remain under close watch of an expert team of doctors at Chennai's Apollo hospital. 

Jayalalithaa has been undergoing treatment for more than two months at the hospital. 

Doctors are closely monitoring the condition of 'Amma' as she is fondly called by her supporters and trying their very best, the hospital said on Monday.  

68-year-old Jayalalithaa has been put on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a heart assist device, and was under the watch of experts, including cardiologists.

A large number of AIADMK cadres, including women, anxiously stayed put outside the hospital, which has been covered in a thick blanket of security. Worried party supporters continued to pray for her recovery.

Yesterday, state DGP TK Rajendran had directed asked all police personnel to remain on duty from today and report in full uniform with their vehicles until further orders. 

Following the development, Governor of Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra Ch Vidyasagar Rao airdashed to the city from Mumbai and visited the hospital last night.

Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, who arrived at the airport here this morning, said all BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wished for a complete recovery of Jayalalithaa and they were praying for her.

He expressed confidence that Jayalalithaa will soon recover and resume official duties.

President Pranab Mukherjee, DMK leader M Karunanidhi, his son and opposition leader K Stalin, his daughter and DMK leader Kanimozhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, several Union Ministers and state Chief Ministers and a host of leaders expressed concern over Jayalalithaa's health condition and wished her speedy recovery.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration, and later treated for infection and respiratory problem.

From Zee News

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