Dr Beale, whose area of expertise includes acute lung injury, sepsis and multi-organ failure, was first flown in on September 30 to assess the CM’s condition.

London doctor AIIMS experts brought in again to treat JayalalithaaAIADMK women gather to offer prayers for Jayalalithaa's recovery in Coimbatore on Monday; PTI
news Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 17:15

Intensivist Dr. Richard Beale from London and three specialists from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi were on Thursday brought in to Chennai once again to assist in the treatment of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospital. 

Dr Beale, whose area of expertise includes acute lung injury, sepsis and multi-organ failure, was first flown in on September 30 to assess the CM’s condition.

The three doctors from AIIMS, i.e. pulmonologist Dr GC Khilnani, anaesthetist Dr Anjan Trikha and cardiologist Dr Nitish Naik, who was the personal physician of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, had earlier arrived in Chennai on October 5 and 6.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital late on September 22 with “a fever and dehydration”. A health bulletin released by the hospital on October 3 stated that she was being treated for an infection and “the treatment plan includes appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support and other allied clinical measures”.

On October 11, the Governor of Tamil Nadu allocated Jayalalithaa's portfolios to O Panneerselvam, Minister for Finance, Personnel and Administrative Reforms.

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