Jayalalithaa out of danger? suspense continues over chief minister’s health

Since Apollo's medical bulletins were the only credible source, rumours suggesting that she has been suffering from pulmonary edema and was unable to breathe filled the gaps in information.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 6, 2016 3:20 pm
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As suspense continued over the condition of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s health, doctors at Apollo have maintained that she has been responding positively to the treatment. “Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s health continues to improve and is responding adequately to the comprehensive treatment being given to her,” the latest bulletin read. Despite the restrained reporting by local media over her health, former Hindu editor Malini Parthasarathy shared on Twitter that Jayalalithaa is out of danger and is responding to treatment. “One happy news amid the gloom & doom: CM Jaya certainly recovering & out of danger as seen by a close associate who visited her at hospital,” she tweeted.

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Fondly called Amma by her supporters, the chief minister was admitted in the hospital on September 22. The first health bulletin released by the hospital claimed that she is receiving treatment for fever and dehydration. However, the hospital later confirmed that she is being treated for an infection and the fever has subsided. The infection treatment includes an antibiotics course and providing respiratory support.

A specialist from the United Kingdom was flown in last Friday to assist doctors at Apollo. Dr Richard Beale, a critical care physician at the London Bridge Hospital, examined the chief minister and held discussions with the Apollo doctors. Beale was brought in as he has handled many cases and done research on Sepsis, a life-threatening condition, and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

Since Apollo’s medical bulletins were the only credible source, rumours suggesting that she has been suffering from pulmonary edema and was unable to breathe filled the gaps in information. It came to a point where the hospital had to deny reports that she was set to be transferred to a hospital in Singapore for multiple organ failure. An FIR was also registered by the state police against an Indian women residing in France for spreading falsehoods about Jayalalithaa’s health. A 47-year-old AIADMK worker, Muthusamy, died of heart attack after being reportedly upset over the rumours.

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Amid the face off with neighbouring state Karnataka over sharing Cauvery waters, Jayalalithaa purportedly left instructions with her staff on how to respond to Karnataka as the state defied Supreme Court orders to release water to Tamil Nadu twice. DMK supremo and former chief minister Karunanidhi urged the government to release a photo of her meetings with the Cabinet and support staff. The former chief minister hoped that Jayalalithaa would recover soon, but stressed that it was important to dispel the rumours surrounding the status of her health. A PIL was filed on Monday at the Madras High Court requesting the same.

Acting Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao paid a visit to the hospital to inquire about Jayalalithaa’s health. “Governor Rao entered the critical care room along with Apollo founder Prathap C Reddy and saw Jayalalithaa,” an official source told The Indian Express, refusing to reveal further. Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan was also one of the few top leaders to visit Amma. Jayalalithaa’s close aides Sasikala Natarajan and O Panneerselvam, who took over as chief minister when she was in jail, have been camping on the second floor of the hospital. News channel NDTV reported that six bureaucrats have been running the government in her absence. All the secretaries looking over the 54 government departments have been reporting to Chief Secretary Sheela Balakrishnan, sources told NDTV.

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Meanwhile, AIADMK workers performed a homam, praying for the quick recovery of their leader. As supporters continued to flock the hospital on Greams Road in large numbers, police have barricaded both sides of the road and restricted entry to only a few in the party. “We are not letting party supporters in as the crowd will affect operations of the hospital,” said a deputy commissioner posted outside the hospital.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Oct 3, 2016 at 3:59 pm
    Sheela Balakrishnan is former Chief Secretary. Currently she is advicer to Chief Minister.
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      Balaji
      Oct 7, 2016 at 5:53 am
      Sheela Balakrishnan is not the chief secretary. get facts right
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        Karupannan
        Oct 3, 2016 at 8:18 pm
        RSS should refuse to allow AIDMK party men from using temples for praying for Jaya. It is blasphemous to great BRAHMINISM.
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          Tipnis
          Oct 3, 2016 at 5:17 pm
          She is the DANGER. She cannot be out of danger!
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            Nangi Ladki
            Oct 3, 2016 at 10:37 pm
            She is good or bad..but she is the CM of TN State, appointed by GOD as representative of People, so we must pray for her speedy recovery...May our good Lord Jesus bless her...Amen.
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              K K
              Oct 15, 2016 at 4:11 pm
              Yes , Jaya is really a pride of TN, and so are each and everyone of TN.
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                Kuriakose Pariarath
                Oct 4, 2016 at 3:30 am
                Indian express please stop publishing comments that is below human. Nobody wishes a person to die ,even if so evil. Why don't they think about this lady without a family, but loved and respected by millions, and some have even sacrificed their life for,. This person surely is an extr ordinary one. I am not a fan of her . I have more disagreement than agreement with her on many issues. But I do value her more than many many many politicians ; for example Subramnia Sammy. But if he fall sick I would pray for his fast recovery.
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                  suba barath
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 4:18 am
                  Amma is really great. She is the pride of Tamilnadu. I pray God that Amma will recover soon. Amma is always special.
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                    pradeep
                    Oct 3, 2016 at 6:37 pm
                    When one is sick differences apart we should all pray for the suffering soul
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                      prasannakumar
                      Oct 4, 2016 at 5:02 am
                      Jayalalitha Amma will become allright true never die before proofing its capacity.
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                        Palani
                        Oct 3, 2016 at 6:23 pm
                        Let god shower with his kindness to make her recover fast and get well soon.
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                          g
                          Oct 3, 2016 at 9:38 pm
                          What are you blabbering? Praying at temples is only against DMKism. They are the only ones fighting against religion.
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                            Ramanan
                            Oct 4, 2016 at 4:31 am
                            TN is full of fascists.
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                              Ravichandran
                              Oct 6, 2016 at 12:15 pm
                              99.9999999...percent of DMK are believers.
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                                adsa
                                Oct 7, 2016 at 7:44 am
                                your amma will die soon
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                                  bangalorean
                                  Oct 3, 2016 at 7:33 pm
                                  LET GOD SHOWER WITH HIS KINDNESS TO MAKE HER DIE EARLY . THIS MOST ARROGANT LADY SHE DOES NOT DESERVE TO LIVE ON EARTH
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                                    bangalorean
                                    Oct 3, 2016 at 7:31 pm
                                    THIS ARROGANT LADY MUST DIE SOON
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                                      Bumby
                                      Oct 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm
                                      Guys and girls,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I also died of shock when I hear about the rumours about Amma's health.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Can you please arraneg AIADMK to send Rs.6 lakhs as solitium urgently as I need that money to enjoy myself in Spanish beach?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Ha Ha
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                                        SUNDARAJ
                                        Oct 5, 2016 at 11:37 am
                                        Amma is a strong person she brought lot of victories in her personal life, political life, legal issues,and as Administrator from obstacles and faced lot hurdles to achieve the target goal with courage and dedication,Same Amma will RESPONSE WELL IN HER MEDICATIONS ,WITH SAME VIGOR, and lead the state with same determination .peoples prayer for amma is added strength like casting a vote for ammas victory. Amma is tamil nadu A PRIDE OF THE STATE ,A IMAGE OF THE GOOD HEART OF TAMIL NADU PEOPLE.
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                                          Vin
                                          Oct 3, 2016 at 3:29 pm
                                          Madness!! Poor man would never stand a chance if they got ARDS.lt;br/gt;What chance did my brother Jawans have....money is wasted on politicians not on Jawans!!
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                                            venkat
                                            Oct 4, 2016 at 6:33 am
                                            Bangalorean Death !
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