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Jayalalithaa on respiratory support, says Apollo Hospital; Kerala Governor, CM pay visit

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is being "constantly monitored", said doctors at the Apollo Hospital monitoring the AIADMK chief's health on Monday.


Jayalalithaa on respiratory support, says Apollo Hospital; Kerala Governor, CM pay visit

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is being "constantly monitored" at the Apollo Hospital here even as one of the AIIMS doctors, who had examined her last week, visited her again yesterday and Monday.

"Prof Dr G Khilnani, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), visited Apollo Hospital again on October 9 and 10 and examined Honourable Chief Minister," the hospital's Chief Operating Officer, Subbiah Viswanathan, said in a release.

Khilnani, part of a three-member AIIMS panel which examined Jayalalithaa last week, had discussions with the expert panel of the hospital and "concurred with the present line of treatment" being given to the chief minister, the release said.

Jayalalithaa continues to be under treatment and is being "constantly monitored" by the intensivists and the other consultants in the expert panel," the release said, adding that necessary respiratory support, antibiotics, nutrition, supportive therapy and passive physiotherapy were being given to her.

Earlier, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, who visited the hospital yesterday, described Jayalalithaa as a "fighter" and expressed confidence that she would continue to serve the people of Tamil Nadu.

"I am confident that she has a strong willpower and she is always a fighter. I am confident that she will fight back, become normal and continue to serve the people of Tamil Nadu and that is my wish," he told reporters after making a "courtesy call" on Governor Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan.

Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi also visited the hospital and quoted the doctors as saying that Jayalalithaa "was recovering".

Vijayan, accompanied by Sathasivam, visited the hospital and held discussions with hospital CMD Prathap Reddy. Jayalalithaa (68) was admitted to the hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration.

With PTI inputs

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