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..
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      San
      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.
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        Amit
        Oct 4, 2016 at 9:29 am
        She is Modi of TN
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          samsonaseervatham
          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 ?
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            bava
            Oct 4, 2016 at 12:38 pm
            Secrecy of health status is spectacularly ominous. Oh mi God!
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              Kaliyug
              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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                    NArayan
                    Oct 4, 2016 at 7:22 am
                    in tn govt = cm...so in effect govt is in icu....lt;br/gt;the sc/hc should wait outside the hospital with folded hands and eat the free curd rice supplied there...
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                      NArayan
                      Oct 4, 2016 at 7:22 am
                      in tn govt = cm...so in effect govt is in icu....lt;br/gt;the sc/hc should wait outside the hospital with folded hands and eat the free curd rice supplied there...
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                        Bina Chava
                        Oct 4, 2016 at 9:15 am
                        HC shall stop the hijack attempt of Mannarkudi Mafia........
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                          J. Hari
                          Oct 4, 2016 at 9:16 am
                          Jayalalithaa is the CM: So, her health is always a matter of public concern. Just think how many matters get decided by her on an average day . (Don't forget that she is the final (deciding) authority in most cases). What is lacking is an 'automatic' procedure, whereby if someone like a CM or the PM is incapacitated (or unable) to perform their regular dealing with files, then someone nominated by the CM/PM is able to carry on behalf of the incapacitated or unable person. For example, Modi always delegates work to Home Minister Rajnath Singh when he goes on extended (say, more than 3 days) visit abroad.
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                            Sankaran Krishnan
                            Oct 4, 2016 at 7:20 am
                            It is better to furnish the details and reveal the true pictures of her Health because she holds the post of CM of the State of TN and it will be an end for the wrong information ped through by rumour mongers to speculate about her health conditions through social media !!!
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                              Krishna
                              Oct 4, 2016 at 8:29 am
                              Bravo for the HC. Katju is wrong, in saying that her privacy has to maintained as she is a woman. She put herself out there to become the CM of TN and therefore as a public figure, is answerable to the people who elected her and are paying for her treatment.
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                                Ashok Mazumdar
                                Oct 4, 2016 at 10:44 am
                                Do you mean that both Are Great Actors zero if you mean that, you are 200%😂 Correct. The Country knows it already.
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                                  Murthy Suppusamy
                                  Oct 4, 2016 at 4:17 pm
                                  Head of a state. Is national security not flouted because a foreign doctor is treating?. Times have changed. Global place is dangerous now. The Govt should get approval from Home Ministry for treatment by foreign doctor.
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                                    Murthy Suppusamy
                                    Oct 4, 2016 at 4:27 pm
                                    Hilarious!
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                                      t d
                                      Oct 4, 2016 at 5:29 pm
                                      In the case of Honourable Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. people have every right to know as she is the head of the State. The Medical Bulletins would not be of any help to the people of entire Tamil Nadu who love her so much.
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                                        Curious onlooker
                                        Oct 4, 2016 at 9:49 am
                                        She is a public Official/Authority and therefore her health is a valid concern of of all those in the state.
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                                          Venkatarama Muthuswami
                                          Oct 4, 2016 at 12:03 pm
                                          Praying for and wishing speedy recovery and return to the Ghaddi, it is no ordinary matter that the TN should run with its leader unable to function. Basically, the Dravidian parties have shown us not for the first time that TN is their fiefdom and their g father property and we TN citizens or residents are just herd of stupid buffaloes, mostly insensitive and often senseless having eaten subsidised idli and sambhar..Modi bhai of Delhi is probably just acquiescing with the situation for his political reward in the future. Is this not gutter politics?
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                                            Augustus
                                            Oct 4, 2016 at 8:48 am
                                            It is absolutely right for HC, the question who is running the government? millions of people did not vote just to be told by some unknown doctors that their CM is fine, it is highly ridiculous on the part of the governor to keep silent in this matter, I am sure all the political parties are trying to strike a deal with AIADMK MLA's and MP's to join their band wagons while Sasikala and her gang will be laying their hands on as much loot as possible and also trying a deal with either BJP or DMK for protection, this is one hopeless country, I bet.
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