Jayalalithaa to be examined by medical team from AIIMS

The AIIMS medical team comes after a British doctor Richard Beale, consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Guy's and St.Thomas Hospital, London examined Jayalalithaa.

By: IANS | Chennai | Updated: October 7, 2016 7:27 pm
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A three-member doctors team from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will examine Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa admitted in Apollo Hospital since last month, said reports. According to reports, the three-member team — pulmonologist G.C.Khilnani, cardiologist Nitish Naik and anaesthetist Anjan Trikha — will examine the 68-year old Jayalalithaa. However, officials of Apollo Hospials and the state government were not available to comment.

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The AIIMS medical team comes after a British doctor Richard Beale, consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Guy’s and St.Thomas Hospital, London examined Jayalalithaa.

According to Apollo Hospitals, the treatment plan was based on detailed discussions with Beale.

The treatment plan included appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support and other allied clinical measures presently being continued to treat the infection.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on September 22 for fever and dehydration.

While Apollo Hospitals initially said Jayalalithaa was cured of fever, later it said she was being treated for infection. She was advised some more days stay in the hospital.

Meanwhile, the Madras High Court on October 4 directed Tamil Nadu’s Additional Advocate General to get instructions from the government on Jayalalithaa’s health.

Social activist Traffic Ramaswamy filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Madras High Court seeking the real status of Jayalalithaa’s health.

The court also observed that people were anxious to know about the Chief Minister’s health.

Traffic Ramaswamy sought to know whether Jayalalithaa was in sound health to take important decisions and hold meetings of officials and ministers.

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  1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
    Oct 6, 2016 at 10:53 am
    A specialist from UK had examined. Should it not be one from US who should be called. Why fall back to Indian doctors?
    1. K
      Oct 6, 2016 at 10:27 am
      Examined, exhumed??!!
      1. V
        Oct 6, 2016 at 10:26 am
        The PIL has been dismissed, which means we'll be fed with more rumours. The bland official bulletins are in complete contrast with the news reports. For mere "fever and dehydration" one does not (1) get admitted to the most expensive hospital, (2) (re)call London specialist, and (3) fly in doctors from AIIMS. That someone should file a PIL to get credible information about a CM's health is a reflection of our "security by obscurity" mentality (which almost always backfires). We are a democracy only in name but feudal in outlook and functionality (with the "largest democracy" tag being a testimony to our reproducing-like-rabbits prowess and nothing else).