Chennai: Hundreds of fans and supporters of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalaithaa on Wednesday gathered outside her official Poes Garden residence and several others offered prayers in temples and mosques for her sound health as she continues to be under 'close observation' at the Apollo hospital here.
According to news agency ANI, prayers were also offered by Jayalalithaa's fans outside the Apollo Hospital here.
Prayers offered for TN CM Jayalalithaa's well being, outside Apollo Hospital in Chennai. pic.twitter.com/w029CpR3Sm
— ANI (@ANI_news) October 5, 2016
The Tamil Nadu government will today clear air on Chief Minister's health amid public demands to provide audio, video clip of the AIADMK chief's sound health.
The Madras High Court had on Tuesday asked the Tamil Nadu government to clear confusion about Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's health.
ANI reported that the Tamil Nadu government lawyer has been directed to submit the information to the court today.
The instructions from the Madras High Court came in response to a petition asking the AIADMK government statement amid speculation that Jayalalithaa, 68, is seriously unwell and her party is trying to keep it a secret.
However, hours after the Madras High Court directed Tamil Nadu's Additional Advocate General to get instructions from the government on J Jayalalithaa's health, the Apollo Hospitals said that the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's condition continues to improve.
"The same line of treatment is being continued. The Chief Minister is under close observation by doctors," said a brief statement from the Apollo Hospitals.
Puratchi Thalaivi Amma is under close observation by the team of doctors & has been advised to further stay in Hospital - Apollo Hospital. pic.twitter.com/opTrHmfBmk
— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) October 4, 2016
Jayalalithaa has been advised further stay in the hospital, it said.
On Monday, Apollo Hospitals said the treatment plan including appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support and other allied clinical measures were being continued to treat the infection.
Jayalalithaa, 68, was admitted to Apollo Hospitals for fever and dehydration on September 22.
Subsequently, Apollo Hospitals said she was cured of fever and needed to be in the hospital for observation.
It said the current treatment plan was based on the detailed discussions doctors had with British doctor Richard Beale, a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Guy's and St Thomas Hospital, London.
As per the London hospital's website, Beale is one of its critical care consultants and clinical director, perioperative, pain and critical care directorate.
He is an experienced investigator in the fields of sepsis, ARDS, haemodynamics, critical care nutrition and ICU informatics.
Social activist Traffic Ramaswamy filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Madras High Court seeking the real status of Jayalalithaa's health.
The court also observed that people were anxious to know about the Chief Minister's health.
Traffic Ramaswamy sought to know whether Jayalalithaa was in sound health to take important decisions and hold meetings of officials and ministers.
(With IANS inputs)