While refusing to release any photographs of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa undergoing medical treatement, Apollo Hospitals in a statement on Sunday said that she is responding well to the treatment given to her and has been advised a few more days’ stay in the hospital.
The Chief Minister was advised to stay for a few more days in the hospital, where she was admitted for “fever and dehydration” 11 days ago. Apollo Hospital said Dr Richard Beale, the critical care specialist flown in from the UK, had examined Jayalalithaa and evaluated her clinical reports.
“The Apollo Hospital also obtained an expert opinion from Dr. Richard Beale, an international specialist and consultant from the Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, who was flown in from the United Kingdom on September 30,” the press release said.
Earlier in the day, ruling AIADMK dismissed demands for releasing photographs of Jayalalithaa to quell rumours about her health, saying the hospital was regularly releasing bulletins about her condition.
Amid concerns over her health, the AIADMK, asserted on Monday that Jayalalithaa was running her government from hospital.