Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is likely to be discharged in a few days time, and there is no need for her to travel abroad for treatment, said a top official of Apollo Hospitals.
Subbiah Viswanathan, Chief Operating Officer of Apollo Hospitals told media persons, “The Chief Minister is responding well to the treatment and continues to get better. As part of the ongoing recuperation, she has been advised few more days of rest. The Chief Minister will be discharged from the hospital in a few days and will soon resume her normal official duties.”
“The honourable chief minister was admitted in the Apollo Hospital, Chennai, in the late hours of 22.9.2016. She had fever and dehydration at the time of admission. Treatment was commenced immediately and by the very next day, fever was brought under control. She resumed normal diet and is under observation since then,” he said.
“Necessary medications are being administered as required. As per standard medical protocol, necessary investigations and tests are being done to prevent recurrence of fever. The chief minister is continuing on normal diet,” he said.
He added: “There have been rumours and conjectures circulated falsely in the social media about Honourable Madam’s health condition.”
“There is no question of taking her abroad for treatment, as there is no necessity at all for this.”
Jayalalithaa was admitted into the Apollo Hospital on Greams Road on September 22. She had fever and dehydration at the time of admission.