Jayalalithaa to be moved from CCU to private room

Doctors said she needed a longer stay at the hospital as she had infection and was put on respiratory support.

By: IANS | Chennai | Updated: November 4, 2016 8:30 pm
Jayalalithaa, Jayalalithaa health, aiadmk, aiadmk Jayalalithaa, Jayalalithaa news, tamil nadu, latest news Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa will soon be moved out of the critical care care unit (CCU) to a private room, said a senior AIADMK leader on Friday. “The lung infection is under control. She has passed the critical stage. The respiratory system is being weaned away. It is being used on and off,” senior AIADMK leader and spokesperson C.Ponnaiyan told IANS.

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He said for the past one week Jayalalithaa was having semi solid food. She was also talking with people now. The 68-year-old chief minister was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals with fever and dehydration on September 22.

Doctors later said she needed a longer stay at the hospital as she had infection and was put on respiratory support. According to Apollo, a team of specialists like cardiologists, respiratory physicians, consultants for infectious diseases, diabetologist and endocrinologist was treating Jayalalithaa.

In its medical bulletin issued on October 21, Apollo Hospitals said Jayalalithhaa “is interacting (with people) and progressing gradually”.

According to Ponnaiyan, it is for the doctors to decide when Jayalaltihaa could be discharged.

“Her health condition has improved now. The remaining health issues can be addressed while she is in a room or even at her residence,” Ponnaiyan added.

He said Jayalalithaa was suffering from acute lung infection which in turn aggravated the problem. She was suffering from high fever for nearly 18 days at the hospital due to the infection.

“The fever was brought down by appropriate medication,” Ponnaiyan added.

According to Ponnaiyan, the team of doctors including a British doctor Richard Beale, consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Guy’s and St.Thomas Hospital, London, doctors from AIIMS, New Delhi and from Apollo Hospitals are taking good care and rendering expert treatment to Jayalalithaa.

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    nag
    Nov 4, 2016 at 6:15 am
    Yeah, let her come back and open up more TASMAC shops, add more party slaves who keep falling at her feet for money and sell more products bed with her name! Cant believe the shamelessness with which some people take public money and b it with their name as if its their sweat and hard work. grow up and look at improving the state infrastructure for once.... People accuse DMK of family dynasty etc., but they focused on improving the infrastructure compared to ADMK who are focused on worshipping their leader and her supposed sister who runs the liquor business.
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    Rathna LK
    Nov 4, 2016 at 4:48 am
    That's a very good news.
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    Raj Mohan
    Nov 4, 2016 at 6:51 am
    It was the DMK who started the freebie culture openly and brazenly in TN and jaya took that culture to the new level. Having said that yes the DMK also focused on development as well. jaya's party has no time for all that bcoz they have come to the conclusion that freebies are enough to stay in power
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    sumathi
    Nov 4, 2016 at 5:00 am
    EVERYTHING ABOUT JAYALAITHA IS MYSTERIOUS AND CONTRADICTORY.WHY ARE THE PEOPLE OF TAMIL NADU BEING DENIED THE TRUE PICTURE OF HER REAL PROBLEM AFTERALL SHE IS A HUMAN BEING AND WE ALL UNDERSTAND THE STRESS AND AGE RELATED PROBLEMS. THE DOCTORS SHOULD GIVE A CLEAR PICTU THAT PUBLIC WILL BE PEACEFUL AND WILL KNOW WHEN TO EXPECT HER BACK IN ACTION
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