A public interest litigation has been filed in the Madras High Court asking detailed report by the state government on the health condition of the Tamilnadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. The petition has been submitted by social activist ‘traffic’ Ramaswami. He wanted to know whether Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa is conscious and in good health condition to take important decisions and hold discussions with her cabinet ministers and officials. The PIL sought a instruction to the state principal secretary, Governor, chief secretary, home secretary, Apollo Hospitals and others to submit a health status report along with photographs in the court, reports times of India.
The petition also asks to submit photographs of the meeting which has reported by the media as convened by the Tamilnadu chief minister with her cabinet colleagues and officials in the hospital she has under treatment to discuss the Cauvery row and to take decisions on some other matters. The petition is expected to be considered by the state high court on Tuesday
The petition blames the hospital authorities that they are not ready to reveal any other details than the press releases. The petitioner has also said that the police has blocked the roads towards the hospital where the chief minister is under treatment erecting barricades and the petitioner complained that this is preventing others to go to the hospital for treatment. The chief minister Jayalalithaa has been admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on September 22 following fever and dehydration.
No exact details about her health conditions have been announced after she has been admitted and her worried followers and party workers are gathered around the hospital with prayers. Amidst these developments the hospital authorities have published a press note about her health on Sunday which has said that she is ‘responding well’ but the press not is silent about the exact disease or health condition of the state chief minister.