Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has recovered well from her months-long illness. Expressing his happiness AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathi on Sunday said their “leader” has recovered and soon she will resume her duties.
The AIADMK chief was admitted to the hospital in Chennai with high fever and dehydration on September 22, but news of her treatment was controlled tightly with cryptic health bulletins adding to the several rumours flying around. Initially, there were reports that Jayalalithaa had high-fever and dehydration but the hospital failed to highlight on the exact nature of her illness. However in the October, the AIADMK leaders confirmed that Jayalalithaa is conscious and well aware of what was happening around her. She had also appealed to people of Tamil Nadu to vote for All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in the by-elections. She further added that she had taken a rebirth with the prayers of people and party cadres and nothing could harm her with their love. The party swept the polls held in three Assembly constituencies including Thanjavur, Aravakurichi and Thiruparankundram.
Later on November 18, Apollo Hospital Chairman PC Reddy called a media briefing and said that Jayalalithaa was recovering from her illness. Reddy added that she had still been kept in the ICU to avoid any chances of cross infection. Two days after this, Saraswathi said that she was shifted to general ward asserted that she would be returning to her Poes Garden residence soon.