Jayalalithaa starts speaking after two months
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is now able to speak with the help of aids, informed doctors in Apollo Hospital, Chennai. According to her doctors,after undergoing tracheostomy she did speak with the help of speakers for some time. ‘Tracheostomy is a procedure to create an opening in the trachea, used for breathing. Ms Jayalalithaa is now able to breathe 90 per cent of the time without support after being on ventilator support for weeks, said Dr. Pratap Reddy, the Chairman of Apollo Hospitals. ‘For those it is a permanent tracheostomy, we will train them to use the speaker. In her case, it is only temporary. We are not going to be training her,” he added on the sidelines of an event in Chennai . He also said that she is absolutely well and can go home when she realises that ‘everything is perfect’ .
Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22 with complaints of fever and dehydration. She was later put on respiratory support and treated with antibiotics for infection and lung congestion.