Jayalalithaa's medical condition “continues to improve,” says Apollo Hospitals

The statement from the hospital said Jayalalithaa has been advised further to stay for treatment


The medical condition of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa “continues to improve,” said a statement issued by the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.

The statement released on Tuesday, signed by Subbiah Viswanathan, COO of the hospital read as: “The Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu who is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital, Greams Road, continues to improve.”

According to the statement, the same line of treatment is being continued and the Honourable Chief Minister is under close observation by the team of doctors. It also stated that she has been advised further stay for treatment.

Madras High Court earlier asked the Tamil Nadu government for details on Jayalalithaa’s health, observing that the people of Tamil Nadu have the right to know the health status of their Chief Minister.

The court was hearing a PIL by social activist, Ramaswamy, seeking to declare the “real” status of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa with material proofs before the court.

The 68-year-old AIADMK supremo was admitted to the hospital after she complained of fever and dehydration. The British doctor Richard John Beale had brought in to examine 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, Apollo hospital and the Tamil Nadu government have denied the all the rumours.

Currently, the hospital area is being surrounded by supporters and media persons, eager to know the developments on her health. Meanwhile, a spokesperson of AIADMK claimed that the chief minister is recovering fast in hospital and regularly meeting ministers and other officials. A statement from the party added, everything is going as usual in government offices.

Meanwhile, in the absence Chief Minister, the dates for the local body elections in Tamil Nadu were announced. Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK has released the first list of candidates for the upcoming elections.