Apollo Hospital Chennai has informed in the latest bulletin that the Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who has admitted in the hospital on September 22 is being treated for “infection” which has further clarified that she is “responding well” to the treatments.
The hospital has taken expert advice from the UK based Consultant Intensivist Dr. Richard John Beale from the London Bridge Hospital to assess her condition. A bulletin published by the hospital on Sunday night says that the the UK-based specialist doctor examined her and concurred with the present line of management. It says that the CM has been improving and advised a few more days stay at the hospital. The chief minister Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo Hospital for complaints of fever and dehydration.
After the chief minister’s admission to the Chennai hospital this is the first time the hospital authorities admitted that she was being treated for infection. “Chief Minister, who is undergoing treatment, continues to improve. Apollo Hospital obtained an expert opinion from International Specialist and Consultant from the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, Dr Richard Beale who was flown in from the United Kingdom on September 30, 2016,” the bulletin said.
Dr Beale examined the Chief Minister, evaluated various clinical reports and “had detailed discussions with the expert group of doctors treating the Chief Minister and concurred with the present line of management”, it said.
The bulletin says based on the discussion the expert group did with Beale that “The current treatment plan including appropriate antibiotics and other allied clinical measures are presently being continued to treat infection,”
“The Chief Minister is responding well to the treatment given to her. Chief Minister has been advised a few more days stay in the hospital,” it bulletin says. The hospital was continuously releasing bulletins about the chief ministers condition and showing this her party AIADMK rejected the demands for releasing her photographs to shun the rumours about her health condition.
“The hospital has been sharing bulletins about her health regularly. Even after sharing the bulletins, what do they expect?” AIADMK spokesperson C R Saraswathi said reporters. ” “Amma is a woman and in hospital; it is not right to ask for her photo.” she added
Addressing DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s suggestion to release the chief ministers photograph she has said, “Even if we do so, he will say it has been photoshopped. He is making such comments just to criticise us.” Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao visited Jayalalithaa earlier had said to reporters that she was “recovering well”.
A statement from the governors office had said that , “The Governor was happy to note that the Chief Minister is recovering well and appreciated the doctors for providing the best medical care and treatment.” Amid various speculation AIADMK has filed cases against four people for spreading rumours about her health. Other politicians like PMK’s Dr S Ramadoss and BJP’s Pon Radhakrishnan have also asked for the chief ministers photographs to quell the speculations that has been circulating.