Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who is undergoing treatment since September has recovered and can leave the hospital whenever she wish, the Apollo Hospitals has said on Saturday. The AIADMK supremo 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.
Dr Pratap Reddy, chairman of the Apollo group of hospitals said that the chief minister’s infection was fully under control and that there was no major change in her treatment. “We have already said that her infection is fully under control,” Dr Pratap Reddy, chairman of the Apollo group of hospitals, said. “There is no major change in treatment, it’s a question of what is comfortable to her.”
Initially, there were reports that Jayalalithaa had high fever and dehydration but the hospital failed to highlight on the exact nature of her illness. The hospital in its bulletin said was Jayalalithaa was responding well to treatment. A statement earlier said Jayalalithaa had “fully recovered” and aware of things around her”. In her absence Finance Minister was given of her portfolios.
Her stay in hospital saw her supporters gathering outside the hospital praying for her quick recovery. In a step that has marked the new level of worship by supporters of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, one of her followers have spent a huge amount of money in distributing tender coconuts for the crowd gathered at the Apollo hospital, where the ailing AIADMK supremo is under treatment.
An auto driver, Sugumar had spent at least Rs 19,000 in feeding his fellow supporters of Jayalithaa.
And he was not the only one to do so. Along with him, scores of others have also distributed food for those outside the hospital praying for the speedy recovery of their beloved amma.
Since her admission in the hospital hosts of dignitaries visited her including Acting Governor Vidya Sagar Rao, BJP chief Amit Shah, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, her cabinet and party colleagues along with many others.