Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa being treated for ‘infection’, improving: Apollo

The bulletin said the CM has been improving and advised a few more days stay at the hospital.

By: PTI | Chennai | Updated: October 6, 2016 3:18 pm
jaya-759 68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo Hospital on September 22 with complaints of fever and dehydration.

For the first time since she was hospitalised on September 22, the Apollo Hospital on Sunday said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is being treated for “infection” and is “responding well”. A bulletin from the hospital on Sunday night said it has taken expert opinion from a UK-based doctor who examined her and concurred with the present line of management.

The bulletin said the CM has been improving and advised a few more days stay at the hospital. 68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo Hospital on September 22 with complaints of fever and dehydration.



This is for the first time since she was admitted that the hospital has said she was being treated for infection.

“Chief Minister, who is undergoing treatment, continues to improve. Apollo Hospital obtained an expert opinion from International Specialist and Consultant from the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, Dr Richard Beale who was flown in from the United Kingdom on September 30, 2016,” it said.

Dr Beale examined the Chief Minister, evaluated various clinical reports and “had detailed discussions with the expert group of doctors treating the Chief Minister and concurred with the present line of management”, it said.

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Based on the discussions the expert group had with Dr Beale, “The current treatment plan including appropriate antibiotics and other allied clinical measures are presently being continued to treat infection,” the hospital said.

“The Chief Minister is responding well to the treatment given to her. Chief Minister has been advised a few more days stay in the hospital,” the bulletin added.

Earlier in the day, ruling AIADMK dismissed demands for releasing photographs of Jayalalithaa to quell rumours about her health, saying the hospital was regularly releasing bulletins about her condition.

“The hospital has been sharing bulletins about her health regularly. Even after sharing the bulletins, what do they expect?” AIADMK spokesperson C R Saraswathi told reporters.

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Replying to a query regarding DMK President M Karunanidhi’s suggestion for releasing a photograph, she said, “Even if we do so, he will say it has been photoshopped. He is making such comments just to criticise us.”

Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan also echoed similar views, saying the hospital was releasing updates on the Chief Minister’s health condition.

Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday visited Jayalalithaa and said she was “recovering well”.

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  1. A
    Oct 2, 2016 at 4:51 pm
    Mr karunanidhi is a power hungry man he should be ashamed of himself that he wants a photo to prove that what ever said by the doctors is true.Appolo is a reputed hospital known for taking care of patients when they are admitted at a critical state.mr karunanidhi wants to become CM by hook or crook.The people of TN were right in rejecting DMK
  2. A
    Oct 2, 2016 at 5:40 pm
    Why apollo...why not govt hospitals. ..which she is responsible to maintain for?
  3. P
    Oct 2, 2016 at 5:45 pm
    Look at these very very old ,corrupted politicians jaya and Karuna.Can you still accept these two culprits t?o remain in power and ruin Tamil Nadu and heavy burden for the central government on finance ?lt;br/gt;Why can't she ,at least now step down from the power.She is too old,malade to run the country. When you all look at these two culprits's pictures, ask yourself that you made a mistake to vote these corrupted people. With all the leading educational insutes in Tamil Nadu or even in India,there is no any young man or woman ,well educated to give better service to their people.Always this cinema actrice and always that very very old man are elected by you all. You cry that you are tamil?lt;br/gt;Karuna ,my god at this very very old age he wants to comme to power?lt;br/gt;Because of uneducated tamil potion . She should have followed some gym courses before taking the power from her lover MGR!!!!!!
  4. P
    Oct 2, 2016 at 5:49 pm
    Now KARUNA is waiting for a chance to come to power. this is why he is so worried about her health. Certainly Tamils will like him because he is considered as their APPA and she is considered as Amma. Karnataka government should give water to Tamil Nadu because she is short of drinking water at the hospital.
  5. R
    Oct 3, 2016 at 4:51 am
  6. S
    Oct 3, 2016 at 11:53 am
    Lot of blunt heads are habitually blaming the other party for the present state of the jayalalitha rather than reasoning how she was pushed to this state despite being accompanied by her close accomplices. Time will show who is waiting to grab the 'THINNAI' of 'AKKA' otherwise Amma of AIADMK cadres.
  7. S
    s ravikumar
    Oct 3, 2016 at 6:23 am
    Yes...yes.. he wants to become CM before his death.
  8. T
    ticketless travel
    Oct 2, 2016 at 10:32 pm
    She is saving a bed for you in public hospital, because you have regularly paid your income tax, land tax , wealth tax etc. For such a noble soul, there is one bed waiting in any of the Govt hospitals.The offer is extended for all members of your family.
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