A doctor from the UK has reportedly been flown in to examine Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who had been admitted to Apollo hospitals in Chennai. AIADMK on Saturday asserted that the party supremo is healthy. “She needs rest as per doctors’ advice and will return in good health,” said a senior AIADMK leader.
The party has said that Jayalalithaa is performing official duties and she had even announced the party’s candidates for this month’s civic polls while being hospitalised.
AIADMK leader and former Minister P Valaramathi said, “Some jealous people are carrying out a wrong campaign to confuse people by spreading rumours”
Responding to DMK President Karunanidhi’s demand to release Jayalalithaa’s photographs so that rumours about her health could be shut, the minister said that it is not necessary to release pictures of Jayalalithaa as the party is answerable only to people, not the opposition.
The state information department had on September 27 claimed the CM had that evening held an hour-long meeting in her Apollo hospital room with chief secretary.
Jayalalithaa has been hospitalised for treatment for fever and dehydration in Apollos hospitals in the state capital. UK-based Dr Richard John Beal has been flown in to examine the Chief Minister.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22.