Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who is undergoing treatment in hospital from September 22, is “interacting and progressing gradually”, said Apollo Hospitals in its latest medical bulletin issued on Friday evening.
It also stated that Jayalalithaa continued to be under observation for all vital parameters, respiratory support and passive physiotherapy. The bulletin added that Jayalalithaa was being treated by experts of the Critical Care Group, senior cardiologists, senior respiratory physicians, senior consultants of the infectious disease department, senior endocrinologist and diabetologist.
Amid reports that Jayalalithaa was on ventilator after being hospitalised, Friday’s bulletin, the first in 11 days, seemed significant as it revealed that she was “interacting”. Reliable sources in the hospital said there was significant progress in stabilising her lung ailment through a minor surgical procedure while a team of critical care experts and cardiologists continue to monitor her.
Meanwhile, police have arrested eight persons and registered 43 cases against people who allegedly spread rumours about Jayalalithaa’s health.