Rahul Gandhi meets ailing Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa, says she is recovering

This comes just a day after, Jayalalithaa's foster son Sudhakaran was denied permission to visit her Thursday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 8, 2016 6:10 am
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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.


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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.

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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.”


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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.

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  1. C
    Chander Pal
    Oct 7, 2016 at 1:07 pm
    See her son was denied permission and R G was able to meet her. Pretty hard to believe but if he says so.
    1. Y
      Young Indian
      Oct 7, 2016 at 8:38 am
      The most intelligent Doctor Rahul has certified now! No more questions.
      1. A
        Oct 7, 2016 at 8:47 am
        If politics does not work for him no harm trying something else !?
        1. B
          Oct 7, 2016 at 9:23 am
          Thanks Sri Rahul hi, It is so nice you met her and very soon she will come back, Once again you proved Congress is a party India required with your leadership
          1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
            Oct 7, 2016 at 10:20 am
            Did he really get admittance or telling so to save face ? After all those UP tours he would be carrying lot of infectious germs. It is not good that such a person should go near a patient who is suffering from lot of medical complications. Even in ICU admittance is restricted.
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