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Tamil Nadu govt releases Jayalalithaa’s medical reports

According to the release, Jayalalithaa (68) had diabetes mellitus for the past 20 years apart

Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Published: March 7, 2017 3:42 am
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The Tamil Nadu government on Monday released reports from Apollo Hospitals and AIIMS on the treatment given to late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a bid to clear doubts and dispel rumours surrounding her death. AIIMS handed over to the state government a detailed report analysing Jayalalithaa’s health condition, as observed by experts from the institute during their five visits to Chennai.

The report was submitted following a formal request from the state government on Sunday, after doubts were raised from various quarters over Jayalalithaa’s death on December 5, 2016. According to the release, Jayalalithaa (68) had diabetes mellitus for the past 20 years apart from hypertension, asthma/bronchitis, hypothyroidism and irritable bowel syndrome.

It said that before her admission to Apollo on September 22, she had “fever for last about seven days which was diagnosed as urinary tract infection and treated with oral antibiotics… Her diabetes was also uncontrolled with random blood sugar around 400 mg/dl”.

The 12-page report details the chain of events since her admission on September 22 night. The report did not record any major improvements the second day, but said that Jayalalithaa did interact with family members and government officials. In the final hours before her death on December 5, 2016, the treatment summary said that Jayalalithaa was placed back on a tracheostomy mask on December 4. “She had an episode of vomiting after her breakfast. About 4.20 pm, while watching television, she complained of worsening breathlessness,” the report said.

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  1. R
    Mar 7, 2017 at 5:26 am
    We won't believe even the FKing forensic reports or for that matter the FKing GDP growth rate. If GDP itself is humbug then just forget LODI MARG CREATED MEDICAL REPORTS!
    1. M
      Mar 7, 2017 at 5:58 am
      It should have come from the Hospital ? Why is Reddy-garu silent ?
      1. S
        Mar 7, 2017 at 4:10 am
        the medical report is totally eye wash ! no true facts ,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Only solution we need CBI investigation about ex. CM Demise ,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Local they will hide the facts of her death.
        1. C
          Curious onlooker
          Mar 7, 2017 at 3:09 am
          Timely bulletins stating her physical condition would have appeased the anxiety of the people. What is the point in releasing the state of progress or otherwise of health weeks after her death? She is not coming back ever. Post truth?