Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa will now be attended by three specialists from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Chennai’s Apollo Hospital.
This update was confirmed by hospital sources (HT) and on Thursday morning AIIMS doctors, pulmonologist Dr GC Khilnani, cardiologist Dr Nitish Naik and anaesthetist Dr Anjan Trikha – will be assisting the medical team attending Jayalalithaa.
“We can say something after rounds by doctors are over and there is some update,” a hospital source said. The doctors’ team from Delhi had left for Chennai, the hospital source confirmed. One of the doctors reached Chennai late last night.
This development comes a day after the Tamil Nadu govt was asked to inform the Madras high court about the chief minister’s health condition following feverish speculation on the subject across the state.
AIADMK chief was admitted to the hospital on September 22 for fever and dehydration and is recovering and responding to treatment, the hospital’s latest health bulletin issued on Tuesday night said. Her hospitalization has sparked political controversies and war of words between the AIADMK and opposition, DMK.
She is under close observation by the team of doctors and has been advised rest for few more days, the bulletin said. Dr Richard Beale, a specialist in intensive care medicine from the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, had advised the team of doctors attending on her on treatment plan and clinical measures.