Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Still in Hospital
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa remains in hospital. She was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai on September 22nd, for fever and dehydration. Here is the latest.
Three doctors from AIIMS, New Delhi, have flown to Chennai to treat the CM, The News Minute reports.
Even though there has been no official press release regarding which doctors have left for Chennai, officials in the Union Health Ministry confirmed that pulmonologist Dr G C Khilnani, cardiologist Dr Nitish Nayak and anesthesiologist Dr Anjan Trikha are the three doctors, as reported by TOI.
There were reports of her being treated for an infection by a team of doctors from the London Bridge Hospital in the UK. She remains under observation and the hospital earlier this week said she continued to improve, but there has been no update since.
Meanwhile, The Madras High court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation asking for the Tamil Nadu Government to make a formal statement on the health of the CM or choose a stand-in for her
“Amma” as she is known, is receiving prayers from across the nation, especially in Tamil Nadu. Many people were seen participating in ceremonies and rituals to pray for her health, including young children–some with faces pierced with metal rods–during a religious procession, as reported by TOI, which also quoted a child staying near Murugan temple in Tondiarpet as saying, “Amma gave me books, she has helped a lot of children. I prayed for her to get better.”
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