Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Governor Sathasivam, Lt Governor Kiran Bedi make beeline to visit Jayalalithaa

AIADMK workers and supporters continued to hold prayers across the state in different places of worship for Jayalalithaa's speedy recovery.

By: PTI | Chennai | Updated: October 10, 2016 8:16 pm
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A stream of high profile visitors, including Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today visited Apollo Hospitals, where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment as the ruling AIADMK insisted that “all is well” with its leader. “All is well with Puratchi Thalaivi Amma (revolutionary leader mother)” the official twitter handle of the party, @AIADMKofficial, said.

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Vijayan, accompanied by Sathasivam, visited the hospital and held discussions with hospital CMD Prathap Reddy. “We met Dr Pathap Reddy and other doctors providing treatment to the Chief Minister. The specialists informed us that she was getting good response from the treatment,” Sathasivam told reporters. “And within a short period, she is likely to be discharged and it is possible for her to take charge of administration. We also pray for her speedy recovery,” he said. Vijayan said they had come to “convey the collective good wishes of the people of Kerala.”

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi also visited the hospital and said she was informed by Reddy that Jayalalithaa was “progressing.” “He said Amma (as Jayalalithaa is addressed) is under very good care and that she is progressing. I would like to pray for her to keep progressing. I have come here due to absolute respect as a neighbour as Puducherry is a neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu and it is my duty to be here,” she said. Bedi, who assumed charge in May, said she had wanted to meet the Chief Minister, especially to place a request for land for the expansion of Puducherry airport.

She said she was looking forward to meet Jayalalithaa and hoped for such a meeting to happen soon. “The good news is that Dr Reddy says Amma is progressing and responding to treatment. Doctor is the best judge, last word for the patient. So, we should make no guesses, conjectures and we have no choice but to trust and respect what the doctor says,” she said. “We all are praying and our respect and regards are with the people of Tamil Nadu in this big hour of challenge,” she said.

Meanwhile, AIADMK workers and supporters continued to hold prayers across the state in different places of worship for Jayalalithaa’s speedy recovery.

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    krishna
    Oct 10, 2016 at 11:52 am
    when i admitted my mother in Apollo , the doctors did not give a dam about her and her deteriorating condition. All my pleas fell on deaf ears .lt;br/gt;I wish Apollo docs had listened to my pleas earlier and correctly diagnosed her condition instead of ignoring it till it was too late.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I guess specialists are only called in for VVIP's . lt;br/gt;I wish i also had the money to hire specialists from London and USA .lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;All are equal before the law in India , but some are more equal than others.
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      Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
      Oct 10, 2016 at 12:44 pm
      All are equal , if not in the eyes of human beings, in the eyes of God. It is that Almighty who will decide to save or not. If JJ's time has come, no doctors on earth will be able to save her. In your mother's case it was God's will. It could be that the doctors may pull her through but she need not be as she was. Her mentor was treated by US doctors and pulled him through but he lost his ability to speak . properly. Just think of a life in bed with none of the limbs obeying your wish but fully conscious.
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        NArayan
        Oct 10, 2016 at 11:20 am
        if she will be discharged soon, why the hurry to go and hear the condition from doctors? I don't think amma is so mannerless that she'll not see the ministers, governors and CMs of other states who come to meet her.lt;br/gt;Maybe these leaders wanted to avoid the huge rush at Poes gardens, which will be seen sooner or later...
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          NArayan
          Oct 10, 2016 at 11:20 am
          if she will be discharged soon, why the hurry to go and hear the condition from doctors? I don't think amma is so mannerless that she'll not see the ministers, governors and CMs of other states who come to meet her.lt;br/gt;Maybe these leaders wanted to avoid the huge rush at Poes gardens, which will be seen sooner or later...
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            KM
            Oct 10, 2016 at 11:16 am
            Good to see good neighbours courtesy visits. Why so called Bangalore CM is not visiting?
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