The plot over the health of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who has been hospitalised for over a week, has just thickened. According to The Times of India, a doctor from the UK’s London Bridge Hospital has been called to treat her.
Dr Richard John Beale, an intensivist, held discussions with the doctors treating Jayalalithaa and advised a few more tests on the CM.
Meanwhile, the hospital on Friday released a statement that she was responding well to the treatment.
A press release published by the Apollo Hospital further said that the Chief Minister had been advised a few days’ stay in the hospital for recuperative treatment.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22, 2016, after she complained of fever and dehydration. Following that, there have been various rumours doing the rounds regarding her treatment and health.
Party members have assured supporters that Jayalalithaa was doing well and that there was nothing to worry about.”Don’t believe rumours on Chief Minister’s health…Amma is well, she is hale and hearty,” AIADMK’s CR Saraswathi told NDTV on Wednesday night.
Former chief minister and DMK chief M Karunanidhi urged the state government to immediately take steps to put an end to rumours surrounding her health status by releasing a photograph of the chief minister from the hospital.
Various prayer meetings have been conducted across temples, churches and mosques in Tamil Nadu for the chief minister.