New Delhi: The Centre on Monday assured all possible assistance to Tamil Nadu in the wake of deteriorating Jayalalithaa's health condition after she suffered a cardiac arrest yesterday evening.
Speaking to media, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiran Rijiju said that Tamil Nadu might require additional forces to maintain the law and order situation after Jayalalithaa's falling health.
"The practice is that if there is a situation in the state and it finds themselves inadequate to maintain the law and order situation then the Centre is always willing to send extra forces. It is our primary duty to ensure that the state is being helped in all possible way they require. But we cannot intervene on our own," Rijiju added.
On the other hand, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said that a team of four top doctors from Delhi's prestigious AIIMS has been sent to Chennai on the request of Apollo Hospitals.
Sixty-eight-year-old Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening and has been put on an extracorporeal membrane heart assist device, a life support system that aids heart and lung functioning.