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Jayalalithaa recovering well, says Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao

Former chief minister and DMK supremo, Karunanidhi said Tamil Nadu government should have at least released a photograph of Jayalalithaa in hospital to end rumors about her medical condition

Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday visited Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and expressed happiness at her health saying she was “recovering well”.

Vidyasagar Rao visited her at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai Saturday evening and was briefed by Dr. Pratap C. Reddy, chairman, Apollo Hospitals about the treatment, according to a Raj Bhavan statement issued by the Governor’s Principal Secretary.

The report stated: “The Governor was happy to note that the Hon’ble Chief Minister is recovering well. The Governor appreciated the doctors for providing the best medical care and treatment.”

On Friday, a British doctor Richard John Beale had examined Jayalalithaa in Apollo Hospitals.

A week after Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital, different kinds of rumours about her medical condition continued to do the rounds.

However, the state government and Apollo Hospital are maintaining silence on her health condition. The hospital could only deliver three medical bulletins so far stating that she was improving and responding well to their treatment.

Earlier, former chief minister Karunanidhi said the state government should put an end to all the rumours. He said the state government should have at least released a photograph of her in the hospital to end such speculations.

Responding to this, AIADMK leader Panruti S Ramachandran said yesterday that the chief minister  is recovering well and there is no need for publishing pictures of her in the hospital.

“Amma is recovering well,” said AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswati on Sunday to clarify speculations on her health.

“The Governor met her, spoke to her, even gave her fruits,” added Saraswati. “Governor’s report also says she is getting better,” further said the party spokesperson, who claimed that Jayalalithaa is meeting ministers and officials in hospital and government is functioning as usual.

”Amma works 22 out of 24 hours for the party. We want her to get some rest. That is why she is staying on in hospital,” the spokesperson told media.

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