Madras HC asks Tamil Nadu govt to submit info about Jayalalithaa’s health

The development comes 12 days after Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai after complaints of fever and dehydration.

Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Updated: October 6, 2016 6:40 pm
jayalalithaa, jayalalithaa health, madras high court, madras high court jayalalithaa health, jayalalithaa health real status, real status of jayalalithaa's health Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been admitted to Apollo hospital in Chennai for over a week

Nearly two weeks after the hospitalisation of AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the opposition continued to raise questions on who is running the government in absence of the CM. The matter was finally taken to the Madras High Court by a petitioner, Traffic Ramaswamy, a social activist, on Tuesday.

The case was not listed for the day but Ramaswamy prayed to the court to consider it claiming it was an urgent matter. Hearing his demand to the government to reveal Jayalalithaa’s actual health status, the government pleader argued that there is no urgency to hear the case since the hospital is releasing health bulletins on a daily basis.

WATCH VIDEO: Madras High Court Dismisses Petition Seeking Photographs Of Jayalalithaa In Hospital

Refusing to give an adverse order on Ramaswamy’s petition, however, the High Court asked the government pleader to get back, after consulting with the government.

The development comes 12 days after the chief minister was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai after complaints of fever and dehydration.

Confusion regarding her health has not dwindled as the state government has not released any official statement on the same. A bulletin released by the hospital on Monday said the health of the chief minister ‘continues to improve.’

“The treatment plan including appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support and other allied clinical measures are presently being continued to treat the infection,” said the bulletin. A specialist doctor from London, UK was also flown in to monitor Jayalalithaa’s condition.

WATCH | Madras High Court Asks Tamil Nadu Government To Submit Details About Jaya’s Health

DMDK leader Captain Vijayakanth also demanded on Monday that the state government should reveal her ‘actual’ health status.

Earlier, DMK supremo Karunanidhi – while wishing a speedy recovery for the Chief Minister – had said that the state government should release a picture or video of her in the hospital.

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    Anantharaman Subburamanian
    Oct 4, 2016 at 8:43 am
    The madras high court off late is being seen by many as Anti AIADMK as it has been very critical of the AIADMK Govt.. I m not really sure under which section of the law these orders are ped and i m sure this will not stand an unbiased legal scrutiny.. The health of an individual is her private matter.. she is only obligated to disclose WHEN SHE CAN RETURN and not the intricacies of her health report. but even then The appollo hospital has been release reports on a daily basis and i m not sure what else the High court is expecting... a public display of the CM so people can get in the ICU and check her ??? this is a Joke... and this senile Traffic ramasamy has crossed all levels of decency in his pursuit of attention and publicity..
    1. S
      Oct 4, 2016 at 1:11 pm
      AIADMK should go to SCam to obtain a STAY on release of her health report. SC HAS A LOT OF TIME FOR SUCH CASES.
      1. A
        Oct 4, 2016 at 9:29 am
        She is Modi of TN
        1. S
          Oct 4, 2016 at 2:29 pm
          Democracy is a total failure in India !!! Hero/heroine worship is to the extreme and the people are semi literate .They are guided by cinema and T.V serials and motivated by cheap liquor.Even the judiciary is highly corrupted .What we can expect from Indian politicians ?
          1. B
            Oct 4, 2016 at 12:38 pm
            Secrecy of health status is spectacularly ominous. Oh mi God!
            1. K
              Oct 4, 2016 at 2:07 pm
              Why would the court need to know how Amma is doing? If she dies then there is a mechanism in place for the smooth trasition.
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                ASHOK KUMAR
                Oct 4, 2016 at 2:04 pm
                In case Tamilnadu Government does not release health bulletins of Jaya lalita, Court will pronounce her dead.
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                  ASHOK KUMAR
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 2:05 pm
                  So, that means Modi and Jaya Lalitha have no family members to look after them.
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