Dr Richard John is an intensivist who has done research on sepsis, acute respiratory and clinical nutrition.

news Tamil Nadu Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 10:53

A week after Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was admitted to Chennai’s Apollo hospital, a doctor from UK’s London Bridge Hospital has been brought to help in the treatment.

Sources told The Times of India that after having discussions with doctors who are treating Jayalalithaa, Dr Richard John Beale has advised a few more tests to be done on the CM.

According to TOI, Dr Richard John is an intensivist who has done research on sepsis, acute respiratory and clinical nutrition.  

Jayalalithaa was admitted to hospital on September 22. Since then, there have been only three medical bulletins issued by the hospital. Earlier they stated that she had fever and dehydration. On Thursday, the hospital said that she was improving and responding well to treatment.

However, DMK chief Karunanidhi asked the state government on Friday to release pictures of Jayalalithaa and inform the public about her health condition.

“What is their hurry, she is a lady patient and the first priority is you should give her proper care and treatment. I wish her a steady recovery and pray for that,“ TNCC chief S Thirunavukkarasar told TOI.

Jayalalithaa’s aide Sasikalaa along with Finance minister O Paneerselvam and a few other senior bureaucrats have been staying at the hospital, according to TOI.

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