The ruling AIADMK has said Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has “started living a normal life” after being admitted to a hospital more than a month ago, amidst visitors thronging the hospital to know about her health. “The doctors said there is no need for any concern and I am so happy to note that,” actress Sarada told mediapersons outside the hospital today as she equated Jayalalithaa with Rani Lakshmibai.
Party workers continued to organise prayers for the Chief Minister’s speedy recovery. Yesterday the ruling AIADMK had said Jayalalithaa has “progressed well” and “started living a normal life”. “She is very well and is consuming normal food. She has started living a normal life. she will return soon and resume public service,” party leader C R Saraswathy said.
Party spokesperson Panrutty S Ramachandran had said Jayalalithaa (68), had “progressed well”, adding, “People are confident (of her return) and their prayers are yielding results.”
Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo Hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration. Later, the hospital had said she was being treated for infection with respiratory support among others.
In its last medical bulletin on October 21, the hospital had said the Chief Minister was interacting and progressing gradually. Specialists from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and from London among others have treated Jayalalithaa.
The AIADMK has commenced its campaign for the Thanjavur, Aravakurichi and Thiruparankundram assembly constituencies that will go to polls on November 19.