Here’s the truth behind the viral photo of Jayalalithaa in the hospital

Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo on September 22 and since then reports on her health are being released.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 6, 2016 3:16 pm
This photo went viral on social media as Jayalalitha's but it's fake This photo went viral on social media as Jayalalithaa’s but it’s fake

It’s been 11 days since Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was admitted to Chennai’s Apollo hospital for dehydration and fever. The hospital has been releasing reports of her health regularly, which, they say, continues to improve. In the latest update, the hospital said, “The treatment plan including appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support and other allied clinical measures are presently being continued to treat the infection.”

In fact, a PIL has been filed in Madras High Court seeking a detailed report from the government on her health condition and photographs of her meeting with the colleagues in the hospital.

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The rumours around her health are doing the rounds on social media, along with a picture that people have been saying is that of Jayalalithaa. In the photo that has gone viral, a woman wearing an oxygen mask is surrounded with medical equipment. It started going viral after DMK President M Karunanidhi asked for her photographs.

But guess what? The picture is fake. According to The News Minute, the photographs is of the EsSalud hospital in Lima and is even featured on their website, with the caption “An Intensive Care Unit bed in an EsSalud Hospital”. In fact, even the logo of the hospital can be spotted at the right side of the photograph.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo on September 22 and since then pujas are being performed outside the hospital for her recovery. Such was the concern regarding Amma, as Jayalalithaa is popularly known, that reportedly, a 47-year-old AIADMK worker who was upset by the news of her ill health died of a heart attack.

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    Oct 5, 2016 at 8:06 am
    respiratory support
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    NArayan
    Oct 4, 2016 at 2:49 pm
    what a bunch of jaukers @ IE...stead of finding the reason for the absence of this CM...they are collecting evidence that its a fake pic...(which is widely circulated)..lt;br/gt;IE should reinvent the wheel...i.e., find out what real journalism is about...
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    NArayan
    Oct 4, 2016 at 2:49 pm
    what a bunch of jaukers @ IE...stead of finding the reason for the absence of this CM...they are collecting evidence that its a fake pic...(which is widely circulated)..lt;br/gt;IE should reinvent the wheel...i.e., find out what real journalism is about...
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    sathya
    Oct 4, 2016 at 5:47 pm
    This shows how cheap and mean minded are Mr. Karunanidhi and his men. Such nasty and mean tricks (or worse) were pla by them when the ex-chief minister Mr. M. G. Ramachandran was undergoing treatment in a U.S. hospital years back. What happened then? He had returned and ruled the state a few more years, enjoying the unmatched love and affection of the Tamils. Please try to be at least 'human like'.
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    praveen
    Oct 4, 2016 at 9:17 pm
    0lt;br/gt;i was worried. Thank for confirming it is a fake photo
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    Curious onlooker
    Oct 5, 2016 at 10:36 am
    In the latest update, the hospital said, “The treatment plan including appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support and other allied clinical measures are presently being continued to treat the infection.” If respiratory support was necessary along with other clinical measures, then the voters had a right to be concerned that the CM was being kept alive by artificial respiratory system.All the conjectures could have been avoided if the bulletins gave necessary details and avoided cliches.
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