Jayalalithaa has an ‘inflamed right hand’, her left thumb impression affixed on by-poll document

Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration, and the hospital later said she was being treated for infection.

By: PTI | Chennai | Updated: November 4, 2016 8:31 pm
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, undergoing medical treatment for the past one month at a hospital in Chennai, has an “inflamed right hand” following which her left thumb impression has been affixed in the election document of her party nominee for November 19 bypoll to Thirupparankundram. In Form A and B, where she has to authorise the party candidate, AK Bose, as AIADMK’s official nominee, Jayalalithaa’s left thumb impression has been affixed for the purpose.

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“The signatory (Jayalalithaa) is presently hospitalised in Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai. Since the signatory has undergone Tracheotomy recently and has an inflamed right hand, she is temporarily unable to affix her signature,” the document said. “Hence she has affixed her left thumb impression on her own in my presence,” the document, attested by Dr P Balaji, Prof of Minimal Access Surgery, Madras Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital and signed by Dr Babu K Abraham of Apollo Hospitals as witness, said.

Jayalalithaa (68) was admitted to the Apollo hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration, and the hospital later said she was being treated for infection. The ruling AIADMK had said that its supremo Jayalalithaa was “very well” and would return home soon as scores of party workers continued to hold different forms of worships for her speedy recovery.

The bypoll to Thiruparankundram is being held following the death of sitting AIADMK MLA SM Seenivel. The EC had recently announced that the Thirupparankundram by-election will be held on November 19.

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  1. R
    Oct 29, 2016 at 1:28 pm
    How unfortunate about your party affiliation. Never mind, truth will dawn.
    1. A
      Oct 29, 2016 at 10:43 am
      If not embalmed, bloating is inevitable.
      1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
        Oct 29, 2016 at 8:26 am
        This looks pretty serious affair. A tracheostomy as such cannot cause a swelling of hands. This tracheostomy is done when there is some obstruction in the windpipe. It could be due to some serious condition also. A stroke could make it necessary to have tracheostomy or cancer of the windpipe. A stroke could immobilize some limbs. So too cancer could cause swelling of limbs. It looks like that doctors and AIADMK leaders are playing hide and seek without giving full details of her illness. It is surprising that Centre has not taken any initiative to find what is wrong with the health of the Chief Minister of a state. Doctors are making non-committal statements only.
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          Pawar RS
          Oct 29, 2016 at 6:21 am
          Jaya it is reliiably learnt will never walk on her twos as per a close confidante forget her hands in fact her memory has gone for a leap as per sources from and within the AIADMK. It's a good omen and an sticjk for the Maya,MamtasmSoniyas,Naveens and of course the rotten e Devil from Tamilnadi itself. Time still remains for the ilk of Mulayam * Nitoos.Laloo is a gone case. We know hundreds of them the Pawars, Yadavs, Singhs and don't forget many more in the billion $ bracket of the politicinas. Their time has come and slowly but surely the grind will come 'full circle; !!
          1. R
            Oct 29, 2016 at 11:22 am
            To provide medicine through IV they insert a needle on the back of hand and leave it for quite some days to continue medication. This results in swelling of hand.
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