Dr Richard Beale, the consultant intensivist from the London Bridge Hospital, who attended to Jayalalithaa for several weeks during her hospitalisation, is addressing the media in Chennai. The press meet, facilitated by the Tamil Nadu government, is meant to address rumours and allegations surrounding Jayalalithaaâ€™s death.
Referred to popularly as the "London doctor", Dr Beale was brought in on September 30, eight days after Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital. His area of expertise includes acute lung injury, sepsis and multi-organ failure. Dr Beale had left two days later but continued to be in touch with the medical team attending to Jayalalithaa.
His address to the media comes at a time when Sasikala is taking over as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu.