After a week without updates on the health of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, the AIADMK on Thursday said party supremo Amma is “completely well” and will return home soon.
“Amma (Jayalalithaa) has progressed very well under the daily monitoring of Apollo Hospital doctors and specialists and soon she will return home,” AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathy told reporters in Chennai.
She added that Jayalalithaa was “taking rest” as per doctors’ advice, adding that “otherwise, she is completely well and will come home soon. God is by her side on her health”.
Jayalalithaa, 68, was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals on September 22, following her complaint of fever and dehydration. She remains under the close observation of the original team of doctors that treated her since beginning. A specialist from London and a three-member team of doctors from AIIMS, Delhi, had also examined Jayalalithaa.
Amma continues to remain on respiratory support, The Hindu reported. However, informed sources say in the process of trying to wean her away from it, she is able to spend a little more time without such support, the report added.
It has been reported that a team of specialists continues to monitor her closely and all efforts being taken to make the zone sterile, and prevent further infection. While London-based specialist and AIIMS doctors have already left, experts from Singapore continued to work with those in Apollo.
Meanwhile, former AIADMK and BJP leader HV Hande had visited Apollo Hospitals and said that he met the doctors and Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha M Thambidurai. He added that doctors were taking good care of her, saying “I am confident that she will return home within a week or 10 days.”
However, party workers and supporters of Jayalalithaa continue to hold special prayers in temples, churches and mosques across the state, wishing for her speedy recovery.