The last official update on her health was on October 10. The hospital had maintained silence ever since.

Apollo update CM Jayalalithaa is interacting and progressing gradually
news Jaya's Health Friday, October 21, 2016 - 19:10

In a long-awaited status update on the health of TN CM J Jayalalithaa, who was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai on September 22, the hospital said on Friday that she was “interacting” and “progressing gradually”.

The last official update on her health was on October 10. The hospital had maintained silence ever since.

In a statement released by Dr N Sathyabama, Director of Medical Services, the hospital said that she continues to be under treatment and observation for all vital parameters, respiratory support and passive physiotherapy.

Sources working closely with the TN CM told TNM that she was off sedation, for large parts of the day. During the last few days, one or two of her close staff were even allowed to meet her.

“The team of experts of the Critical Care Group, Senior Cardiologists, Senior Respiratory Physicians, Senior Consultants of the Infectious Diseases Department, Senior Endocrinologist and Diabetologist of Apollo have been giving treatment and care to the CM,” said the release.

Over the last few weeks, politicians and VIPs have visited Apollo to see Jayalalithaa. DMK Supremo Karunanidhi’s wife Rajathi Ammal, Nita Ambani - the wife of top industrialist Mukesh Ambani - visited the leader.

A critical care expert Dr. Richard Beale, Nitish Naik, professor of cardiology, AIIMS along with his colleagues G.C. Khilnani, professor of pulmonary medicine, and Anjan Trikha, professor of anaesthesiology and critical care were also attending to her.

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