Three doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, have come to Chennai to treat chief minister J Jayalalithaa who is undergoing treatment at the Apollo Hospitals on Greams Road.
The team, comprising G.C. Khilnani, Professor, Pulmonary Medicine; Anjan Trikha, Professor, Anaesthesiology; and Nitish Naik, cardiologist who was also former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s personal physician, will be available for consultations over the next few days, according to sources.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22 for fever and dehydration and is recovering and responding to treatment, the hospital’s latest health bulletin issued on Tuesday night said.
The AIIMS medical team comes after a British doctor Richard Beale, consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Guy’s and St.Thomas Hospital, London examined Jayalalithaa.
According to Apollo Hospitals, the treatment plan was based on detailed discussions with Beale.
Her hospitalization has triggered a heated political war-of-words between her party, the AIADMK, and bitter rivals, the DMK, which demanded photographic evidence of her recovery, only to be rebuffed.
On Wednesday, there was no bulletin from the Apollo Hospitals on the status of Jayalalithaa. She had been hospitalised on September 22 with complaints of fever and dehydration.