Jayalalithaa needs longer hospital stay
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s health is improving since being hospitalised last month but she needs more time in the hospital, Apollo Hospital said in a detailed statement on Thursday.
“Based on detailed deliberations and clinical examination, the expert group of doctors at Apollo Hospital has drawn up a detailed medical management plan, keeping in view the chief minister’s known history of diabetes and winter bronchitis in inclement weather,” the statement read.
The All-Indian Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party chief’s health continues to improve, and she is making gradual progress, the hospital said.
“Present treatment regimen includes continued respiratory support, nebulisation, drugs to decongest the lungs, antibiotics, nutrition, general nursing care and supportive therapy. The consensus of all the experts is that the line of treatment given to the Chief Minister should be continued, and she will require a longer stay in the hospital,” it said.
Earlier in the day, the Madras High Court had dismissed a petition seeking information on Jayalalithaa’s medical condition, saying it was “meant for publicity”.
On Wednesday, three doctors from Delhi’s AIIMS hospital joined the Chennai doctors attending to Jayalalithaa, who is one of the country’s most popular politicians.
She was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals on September 22, for fever and dehydration, the first press release of the hospital had said.