As Tamil Nadu Chief Minsiter J Jayalalithaa’s health condition is being kept mostly under wraps, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday reached Chennai and visited Apollo Hospital, where she is currently undergoing treatment. “Jayalalithaa ji is recovering and I am sure she will be alright soon”, he said after meeting the CM. This comes just a day after, Jayalalithaa’s foster son Sudhakaran was denied permission to visit her.
The Tamil Nadu CM has been undergoing treatment in Apollo Hospital in Chennai since September 22, after being admitted for ‘fever and dehydration’. Multiple health bulletins maintaining that she is recovering from her illness, and that she is responding to medicines and a team doctors are monitoring her have been released over two weeks, but the nature of Jayalaithaa’s illness has largely been kept a secret.
The last health bulletin released Thursday stated, “Based on detailed deliberations and clinical examination, the expert group of doctors from Apollo Hospitals have drawn up a detailed medical management plan keeping in view the Chief Minister’s known history of diabetes and winter bronchitis in inclement weather.”
In the meantime, the Madras High Court has quashed a petition seeking ‘real facts’ on the health of the chief minister, observing that it was meant for publicity and political reasons. The court added that the petition was not justified.