Amid growing concern over Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s health, a petition has been filed in the Madras High Court, seeking details of the AIADMK leader’s health.
Social activist “Traffic” Ramaswamy submitted the petition on Monday, saying the people of Tamil Nadu had a right to know how the 68-year-old chief minister was doing.
The PIL also demanded that photographs of the leader’s meeting, reportedly held with her cabinet ministers in the hospital, be released. The Opposition has accused the government authorities of releasing very little information about her health.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to Chennai Apollo Hospital on September 22, 2016, after she complained of fever and dehydration. Following that, there have been various rumours doing the rounds regarding her treatment and health.
The hospital on Monday released another bulletin stating that the CM was responding adequately to the treatment and her health continued to improve.
“The treatment plan, including appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support, and other allied clinical measures are presently being continued to treat the infection,” the bulletin stated.
AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathi reiterated that Jayalalithaa would be discharged soon. “She is getting the best possible treatment and will be back at work shortly,” the party spokesperson said.