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Sasikala tests positive for Covid, condition stable

Following her family’s request, she was shifted to Victoria Hospital on Thursday. She was being treated in the ICU for Severe Acute Respiratory Infection.

Written by Darshan Devaiah BP | Bangalore |
Updated: January 23, 2021 10:11:44 am
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V K Sasikala, the close aide of late J Jayalalithaa, tested positive for the Covid-19 on Thursday night. Ahead of her release from the Bangalore Parappana Agrahara Central prison on January 27, where she was a convict in a disproportionate assets case, Sasikala was taken to Bowring Hospital Wednesday after she complained of breathlessness.

Following her family’s request, she was shifted to Victoria Hospital on Thursday. She was being treated in the ICU for Severe Acute Respiratory Infection.

Sources close to her family said some family members were allowed to visit her and that her condition is stable. A medical bulletin from Victoria Hospital on Thursday, before the Covid-19 test result came in, said she was being treated for Severe Acute Respiratory Illness with antibiotics, an antiviral, besides insulin, steroids and other supportive measures. Sasikala was reportedly unwell at her prison cell for about a week and she was shifted to hospital after she developed a high temperature and complained of breathlessness.

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