Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha is responding, progressing gradually: Apollo Hospital

Jayalalitha has been kept under close observation of a specialist from London, besides three-member team of doctors from AIIMS, Delhi have examining CM.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 21, 2016 8:38 pm
jaya-759 The latest health bulletin gives out positive hopes on TN CM Jayalalitha

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is recovering and is progressing gradually, said the Director, Medical services of Apollo Hospital, Chennai in a statement on Friday. Jayalalithaa continues to be under treatment and observation for all vital parameters, respiratory support and physiotherapy, it added. The AIADMK on Thursday had said that its ailing leader was “completely well” and will return home soon.

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Dr Sathyabhama said the team of experts of the critical care group, senior cardiologists, senior respiratory
physicians, senior consultants of the infectious diseases department, senior endocrinologist and diabetologist of Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai have been giving treatment and care to her. “The nutrition and the essential nutrient intake are being attended to by senior consultants from the dietary team.”

The 68-year-old leader has been kept under the close observation of a specialist from London, besides three-member team of doctors from AIIMS, Delhi. Supporters continue to offer prayer and wishes for speedy recovery of “Amma”.

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A veil of secrecy over the extent of the AIADMK supremo’s illness has sparked a wave of rumours. So far, eight people have been arrested in Tamil Nadu for spreading rumours about the health condition of the former actress-turned-politician with the last being a 28-year-old youth for a Facebook post on Jayalalithaa.

Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu have urged the ruling party to release a video or pictures of Jayalalithaa to end rumours about her health that have been doing the rounds. A plea in the Madras HC, that sought a release of pictures or videos, had also been dismissed.

In the absence of CM Jayalalitha, Finance Minister O Panneerselvam had chaired Tamil Nadu’s first cabinet meeting on Wednesday with a framed portrait of the CM on his desk.

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First Published on: October 21, 2016 7:46 pm
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    Sivan
    Oct 21, 2016 at 10:53 pm
    Beloved leader..? Yes she fought for TN right to surrender her feet including elderly and respectable people. Creating beggars in the embly with her photo hanged on their neck.. praising her more than the state development activities.. plz be like Cheran / Cholan / Pandiyan generation and don't be like palace prince personal dancer or club dancer.. supporting socialism..
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      SubbuI
      Oct 21, 2016 at 4:08 pm
      GOOD NEWS FOR ALL. AND DEFINETELY FOR TAMIL NADU CONGRESS PRESEDENT MR THIRUNAVUKARASAR WHO INTIATED INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS VICE PRESEDENT SRI RAHUL HI VISIT TO APPOLO HOSPITAL MUCH EARLIER THAN ANY LEADERS. THEN RAHUL MADE A STATEMENT THAT CM WILL GET WELL AND HE HAS GIVEN ALL THE ENERGY.THAT IS THE THING.lt;br/gt;RAHUL HI PRACTICES "REKI"ART OF HEALING.AND THAT IS THE WAY THEY CAN HELP PATIENTS. HOPE TAMIL NADU GET MORE GOOD NEWS IN THE FUTURE
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        Guna
        Oct 21, 2016 at 4:23 pm
        funny.."Reki"pappu..
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          L bhadrapati Devi
          Oct 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm
          She should be recovered very soon to save the Apollo Hospital from vandalizing from over enthusiastic fan of Amma.
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            MADASAMI
            Oct 23, 2016 at 10:48 pm
            AMMA will be 100% ok. Sorry karu thalaiva - THINNAI KALI AAGAATHU. YOU WILL GO TO HEAVEN FIRST. THEN ONLLY AMMA
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              MANJA
              Oct 31, 2016 at 6:12 pm
              AMMA IS OK NO WAN WILL BE DISCHARGED ANY TIME NOW. KARU THAALAIVAA SORRY MA
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                Nathan
                Oct 31, 2016 at 10:14 pm
                AMMA is 100% OK NOW. karu ba luck.
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                  SETHURAMAN K
                  Oct 22, 2016 at 2:42 am
                  I wish the speedy recovery of our CM Jayalalitha ji.lt;br/gt;I am praying to Almighty for her well-being.
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                    narendar Singh
                    Oct 22, 2016 at 9:08 pm
                    AMMA will be 100% ok in a day or t- BADLUCK RU THALAIVA.
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                      PRAVIN S
                      Oct 21, 2016 at 4:42 pm
                      is this indian express or b ra h m ni st express - daily so many r killed by st ate encounters - y one citizen is given so much coverage daily wasting tax payers money
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                        bangalorean
                        Oct 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm
                        i wonder what happens to her "memento" of 10,000 sarees and 750 footwears after she is finally gone for good.
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                          Ramasami Elangan
                          Oct 24, 2016 at 3:11 am
                          AIADMK should quickly announce the death of Puratchi Thalaivi fat .
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                            Ramasami Elangan
                            Oct 24, 2016 at 3:13 am
                            Builders are waiting to pay bribe. But who to pay the bribe to with Jayalalithaa gone?lt;br/gt;Should they pay the bribe money to Sasikala or to Paneerselvan? They are confused...
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                              Ramasami Elangan
                              Oct 23, 2016 at 8:38 am
                              Why go back 500 million years? I am only discussing lt; 5000 years time frame of origins of Tamil Brahmins , not 500 million year time frame. BTW. Do you believe in Theory of Evolution, or that some "god" (say Brahma, Allah,Jesus,Moses etc.) created humans from scratch? If it is the latter, then you won't understand the above discussion about origins of Tamil Brahmins
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                                Ramasami Elangan
                                Oct 22, 2016 at 6:22 pm
                                Bluffing game will go on until next election. She will be in hospital from now through 2021, in vegetative state, after which they will declare her immortal.
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                                  Ramasami Elangan
                                  Oct 22, 2016 at 6:26 pm
                                  ME thinks her white skin is the result of incest by colonial French Army officer in Madras Presidency in the year 1746. The resulting offsprings ped off as Tamil Brahmins. WHat say you?
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                                    Ramasami Elangan
                                    Oct 23, 2016 at 11:44 pm
                                    All builders in Tamilnadu who paid bribes to Jayalalithaa administration to get their constructions approved are in state of panic as they will have to pay additional bribes to the new administration after Jayalalithaa's.
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                                      Ramasami Elangan
                                      Oct 23, 2016 at 11:41 pm
                                      Tamil in denial = AIADMK Madasami
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                                        rajkumar
                                        Oct 21, 2016 at 4:08 pm
                                        Dear Express editor pl don't allow dirty people like Bangalorean to put their dirty comments in your site since the majority of Tamils are praying God for speedy recovery of Tamil and Honourable CM's health . pl respect our sentiments
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                                          Shafted mohammed
                                          Oct 21, 2016 at 4:13 pm
                                          I sincerely wish amma full recovery but as a contingency plan make arragement to preserve her as she is immortal. They tried to do that for MGR but it was arranged very late and thus could not happen. I again feel amma would come back with more energy.
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                                            Shafted mohammed
                                            Oct 21, 2016 at 11:16 pm
                                            Please don't compare our amma with trump.
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