London-based Dr Richard Beale who was flown in to treat former Tamil Chief Minister late J. Jayalalithaa when she was lying in Intensive Care Unit at Apollo Hospitals is in Chennai today and has spoken about the rumours surrounding her death. Addressing a press conference in today, Beale said, “When she came first in the hospital, our first job was to stabilise her condition. The marks on her face and body could be because of medical tapes. There was no amputation and no transplant.” Further going into the details of her condition, he said that there was some infection in her blood and was later detected with sepsis bacteria.
“She was having serious blood pressure issues aggravated her condition further and was suffering from uncontrolled sugar, urinary infection, blood pressures and dehydration. When she came to the hospital with sepsis she was conscious and responding to treatment,” he added further.
The London-based doctor further informed that Jayalalithaa was also suffering from respiratory problems and it damaged her organs. “When she came to the hospital with sepsis she was conscious and responding to treatment. Later due to her diabetes caused some complication and was given sleeping pills for about 10 days as she was not able to communicate,” informed Beale.
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Commenting on her health, Dr. Balaji who was also among the panel of doctors who treated her, said “Jayalalithaa was conscious, I spoke to her when she gave thumb impression for Election Commission forms.”
She was drowsy at the emergency room though she was talking, eating and interacting with officials for a week. No organ transplant or amputation was performed on Jayalalithaa, she died of sepsis, the doctors informed addressing the press conference.