Treatment includes respiratory support, nebulization, drugs to decongest the lungs, antibiotics, nutrition, general nursing care and supportive therapy.

In longest statement yet Apollo explains Jayas treatment says she needs longer stay at hospital
news Jayalalithaa's health Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 20:25

Two weeks since TN CM J Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai for ‘fever and dehydration’, the hospital has released its most detailed press release yet, indicating the critical nature of her health. The hospital says that she requires a longer stay at the hospital.

While stating that a “comprehensive treatment plan including appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support and other allied clinical measures are being continued”, the statement says that the leader “continues to improve and making gradual progress”.

The hospital says that it had drawn up a treatment plan based on her “known history of diabetes and winter bronchitis”, which includes respiratory support, nebulization, drugs to decongest the lungs, antibiotics, nutrition, general nursing care and supportive therapy.

The statement also confirms what The News Minute had reported earlier, on the team of doctors from AIIMS being flown in to treat Jayalalithaa. The AIIMS team is said to be in agreement with the line of treatment being given to Jayalalithaa. She is now under the observation of “Intensivists, Cardiologists, Respiratory physicians, infectious disease specialists and diabetologists”.

On Sunday, the hospital had released another statement stating that CM’s health is improving and she is responding well to the treatment.

The press release stated, “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 confirmed 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 had a treatment plan which included appropriate antibiotics and other clinical measures carried out to treat infection.

Prior to that, three official statements had 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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