October 6, 2016 9:16:00 pm
The health condition of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa continues to improve but is currently under observation of a panel of doctors. According to the heath bulletin, released by Apollo Hospital in Chennai on Thursday evening, she is required to stay longer in the hospital.
The hospital said: “Based on detailed deliberations and clinical examination, the expert group of doctors from Apollo Hospitals have drawn up a detailed medical management plan keeping in view the Chief Minister’s known history of diabetes and winter bronchitis in inclement weather.”
While the statement is silent on the ailment Jayalalithaa suffers from, it said: “The present treatment regimen includes continued respiratory support, neubilisation, drugs to decongest the lungs, antibiotics, nutrition, general nursing care and supportive therapy.”
The chief minister has been undergoing treatments for ‘fever and dehydration’ from September 22. The hospital first reported that she was being treated for ‘fever and dehydration’ but later revealed that she has an ‘infection’ and also that her treatments provides a ‘respiratory support’ for her.
In the meantime, the Madras High Court has quashed a petition seeking ‘real facts’ on the health of the chief minister, observing that it was meant for publicity and political reasons. The court added that the petition was not justified.
When the case had come up for hearing on Tuesday, petitioner Traffic Ramaswamy argued that it was a matter of urgency.
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