Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away at 11.30 pm on Monday.

We gave her best treatment available but she was unable to recover Apollo
news Jayalalithaa Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - 00:35

Tamil Nadu’s iconic Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away at Apollo Hospital in Chennai at 11.30 pm, unable to recover even after the best possible treatment was given to her. 

In a statement released late on Monday night, the hospital said that its doctors, nurses and paramedical staff had made every possible attempt to “sustain her revival” after she suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday, but other “underlying conditions rendered her unable to recover”.

The statement said that she had suffered a cardiac arrest when the intensivist was in her room. She was immediately administered resuscitation and provided ECMO support within the hour. ECMO is the most advanced treatment currently available anywhere in the world, the release said. 

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Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo on September 22 with fever, dehydration and underlying co-morbidities. The hospital said in the statement that she responded well to treatment in the critical care unit and “subsequently recovered substantially to being able to take food orally”. As a result, she was moved to the High Dependency Unit, where her health and vitals continued to improve. 

When she suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday, every attempt was made to give her the best possible care. 

“Every possible clinical attempt was made to sustain her revival. However, despite our best efforts, Honourable Chief Minister's underlying conditions rendered her unable to recover and she passed away at 11 30 pm today (5-12-2016),” the release said.

“Every member of the Apollo Hospitals Family, the clinicians, the nursing and paramedical staff have strived hard to provide the highest standards of care to our beloved Chief Minister,” Apollo said. “We join the nation and the people of Tamil Nadu in deeply mourning her loss.”

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