Jayalalithaa is 'very well' now, will return home soon :AIADMK

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration.

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Laying all the speculations to rest surrounding the health status of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, AIADMK on Wednesday said the party supremo  is “very well” and would return home soon.

“She is very well. God is by her side. She will come home soon,” party spokesperson C.R. Saraswathy told reporters. The announcement has been made even as scores of party workers continue to hold different forms of worships for her speedy recovery.

 The spokesperson said the prayers of party supporters has reaped fruits and thanked the medical experts from AIIMS and Singapore among others who treated the 68 year-old leader.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration. The private hospital had said she was being treated for infection with respiratory support among others.

In its latest medical bulletin, which was issued on October 21, the hospital had said the Chief Minister was interacting and progressing gradually.

 Meanwhile, AIADMK supporters in large numbers continued to organise special prayers and events for the well being of their ‘Amma’ (Mother), as she is affectionately called by them, across the state. This included a six-hour musical prayer in Tirunelveli.

According to media reports, more than 20,000 people carried the traditional ‘palkudam’ (milkpot) over a 10 km stretch praying for Ms. Jayalalithaa’s speedy recovery at Viralimalai in Puthukottai district.

In Tirunelveli, ‘thavil’ and ‘nagaswara’ musicians played their instruments non-stop for six hours praying for the good health of the AIADMK supremo.

Special yagnams and homams (havans) including ’Sudharsana’ and ‘dhanvanthiri’ homams seeking divine blessings for her good health and long life were performed in many temples across the state including in Chennai, Coimbatore and Dharmapuri.

On Saturday, the hospital said that she continues to be under treatment and observation for all vital parameters, respiratory support and passive physiotherapy.

“The team of experts of the Critical Care Group, Senior Cardiologists, Senior Respiratory Physicians, Senior Consultants of the Infectious Diseases Department, Senior Endocrinologist and Diabetologist of Apollo have been giving treatment and care to the CM,” the statement read.