This is the first time that the hospital has mentioned that the CM has an infection.

Apollo releases another update on Jayas health says she is under antibiotics to treat infection
news Politics Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 21:46

Ten days after Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai for 'fever and dehydration', the hospital has released another statement on Sunday stating that CM’s health is improving and she is responding well to the treatment.

The press release states, “The Honourable Chief Minister is responding well to the treatment given to her. The Honourable Chief Minister has been advised a few more days stay in the hospital for treatment.”

It also confirms that Dr. Richard Beale from London examined Jayalalithaa and had detailed discussion with the expert group of doctors who are treating her. Based on the discussion, the doctors have a current treatment plan which includes appropriate antibiotics and other clinical measures are being carried out to treat infection.

This is the first time that the hospital has mentioned that the CM has an infection. 

Prior to this release, three official statements have been given out by the hospital. On September 23, the hospital had stated that she was admitted for fever and dehydration.

Two days later, amidst rumours of her being flown to Singapore for treatment, the hospital called for a press meet and said that she was recovering well to the treatment and there were no plans of her being flown out for treatment.

On September 29, the hospital stated that the chief minister has to stay in hospital for few more days for recuperative treatment.

On Friday, DMK chief Karunanidhi had urged the government to release a photograph of her.

On Saturday, Tamil Nadu governor Vidyasagar Rao visited the Apollo hospital. In an official statement, it was stated, “The Governor was happy to note that the Hon’ble Chief Minister is recovering well. The Governor appreciated the Doctors for providing the best medical care and treatment to the Hon’ble Chief Minister.”


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