Chennai: Three doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi are in Chennai to treat chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
As per The Times of India, there was no press release from the hospital or the government, but the news was confirmed by officials in the Union health ministry.
Pulmonologist Dr G C Khilnani, cardiologist Dr Nitish Nayak and anesthesiologist Dr Anjan Trikha are said to be the doctors who have gone to Tamil Nadu.
"Some left on Wednesday evening. We cannot say more at this point," an official was quoted as saying by the Daily.
The Tamil Nadu CM is undergoing treatment since September 22 at the Apollo Hospitals on Greams Road.
Meanwhile, observing that it should not be used for "political purposes", the Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed a PIL seeking a detailed report from the government on the health of 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, as per PTI.
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.
The PIL also sought releasing of photographs of the meeting the Tamil Nadu CM is said to have had with her Cabinet colleagues and officials in the hospital.
The 68-year-old AIADMK leader was admitted to the Apollo Hospital after she complained of fever and dehydration.
(With Agency inputs)