Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa on respiratory support, under watch of intensivists: hospital

Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi were among the high-profile guests who visited the hospital Monday.

Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Updated: October 12, 2016 8:16 pm
Jayalalithaa health, Tamil nadu CM health, jaya respirators, Jaya hospital, jaya health, tamil nadu news, Chennai news, India news, national news, latest news Four days after the hospital said Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa is being treated for a lung ailment, the bulletin on Monday said: “Necessary respiratory support, antibiotics, nutrition, supportive therapy and passive physiotherapy are being given.”

In a medical bulletin issued on Monday, Apollo Hospital in Chennai said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s condition is being constantly monitored by intensivists (specialists treating critically-ill patients) and other consultants in an expert panel formed to oversee her treatment. Four days after the hospital said Jayalalithaa is being treated for a lung ailment, the bulletin on Monday said: “Necessary respiratory support, antibiotics, nutrition, supportive therapy and passive physiotherapy are being given.”

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The bulletin added that Dr G Khilnani, department of pulmonary medicine, AlIMS, examined Jayalalithaa on Sunday and Monday. A senior official from the hospital said: “We are issuing frequent bulletins as that is the only way to prevent rumours. To put an end to wild rumours, we have already revealed that she is on respiratory support and that she has a lung ailment. We have further said that she is also being administered passive physiotherapy. She is responding to medicines.”

Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi were among the high-profile guests who visited the hospital Monday.

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Meanwhile, Congress has disagreed with DMK’s demand for appointing an interim CM. The two parties had forged an alliance ahead of the last Assembly polls. Chief of Tamil Nadu’s Congress unit S Thirunavukkarasar said there is no need to appoint a new CM when the administration is functioning properly.

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    ashok
    Oct 11, 2016 at 2:34 am
    Mr karunanidhi is a shameless person will fall for anyone to come to power unfortunately for him even the congress is not supporting him for trying to politicize Jayalaliltha health.Not one opposition party supported is views of CM .Stalin had to visit appolo just because all other top leaders had visited.
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      Krishnakumar
      Oct 16, 2016 at 6:11 pm
      As every body knows, she is not an ordinary person to ignore her health or illness. She is the head of a State. Without a Chief Minister, how can one run administration, be it, her portfolios are made over to somebody. Further, TN administration is not distributed but centered around one person, who has been so far the decision making authority. Hence there is no harm in divulging the exact nature and condition of her illness and the time of recovery, if any.
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        Sathish Kumar
        Oct 11, 2016 at 2:56 am
        Tamil Nadu needs governance at this juncture. It has been a common perception that JJ is a bold leader but truth is to the contrary. She has not met the media for the last 5 years for the fear of answering. Looks like her health is bad (God save her) but JJ is not Tamil Nadu. She can buy votes to form a government and God does not work that way and karma has to take over. So, the jalras needs to detach her health from governance and bring someone to govern the state or form president rule. For Tamil Nadu, at present does not seem to have a change as JJ has been invisible for a very long time
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          Shankar Shankar
          Oct 11, 2016 at 7:27 am
          Even if hundreds of bulletins are issued every hour doubts created by not showing video footage of treatment given to her will not be cleared. Main question is what is the necessity of hiding her from public view.
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            Tamil Eelan
            Oct 11, 2016 at 7:42 am
            After 30 days, if the brain does not recover, doctors will officially declare braindead.
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              Tamil Eelan
              Oct 11, 2016 at 7:47 am
              For any patient, doctors will wait for some time to allow the brain to recover. Usually they know immediately whether the brain will recover or not, but sometimes they are not sure, in which case, they wait 30 to 60 days to see if the brain will recover.
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                Tamil Eelan
                Oct 11, 2016 at 5:47 am
                I suspect it is bacterial meningitis, and she is possibly already half brain-dead or paralyzed .
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                  Tamil Eelan
                  Oct 11, 2016 at 6:18 am
                  Scientific intervention through lung support and intra-venous antibiotics are the only hope for recovery, not religious prayers.
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                    Tamil Eelan
                    Oct 11, 2016 at 7:50 am
                    and sometimes, political pressure plays a role to delay definitive report.
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                      Tamil Eelan
                      Oct 11, 2016 at 7:56 am
                      you have no right to view her medical video footage under Privacy Act. period!
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                        Venkatarama Muthuswami
                        Oct 11, 2016 at 1:02 am
                        Our fervent prayers should continue and it will as the MAJORITY of TN people love J for what she is and has been, full of courage to fight odds in the man's world. However, what is odd is the politicos inability to decide and agree how the governance of TN should be in the long medical absence of their leader. Because none of these have not finished their profit and loss calculations. Who cares about governance or people wellbeing in the Indian sycophancy.
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                          satya
                          Oct 13, 2016 at 4:50 am
                          as per her birth chart health going to be critical from 15.10.2016 to 08.11.2016 .lt;br/gt;i pray god for her recovery.
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