Jaya getting treatment for infection: Apollo

Jaya getting treatment for infection: Apollo

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa “continues to improve”, Apollo Hospital has said in its latest medical bulletin released on Sunday night.

It said she is being treated for infection with appropriate antibiotics and other allied clinical measures, based on instructions from doctors including Dr Richard Beale, an international specialist from London.

She was responding well to the treatment, and had been advised a few more days stay in the hospital, the release issued by the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer Subbiah Viswanathan said.

“The Apollo Hospital also obtained an expert opinion from Dr. Richard Beale, an international specialist and consultant from the Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, who was flown in from the United Kingdom on September 30,” it said.

Reiterating that she was responding well to treatment, the hospital said it will continue the current course “including appropriate antibiotics and allied clinical measures to treat infection”.

“Dr Richard Beale examined the chief minister, evaluated the various clinical reports of the chief minister and had detailed discussions with the expert group of doctors treating her and concurred with the present line of management. Based on the detailed discussions which the expert group of doctors had with Dr Beale, the current treatment plan, including appropriate antibiotics and other allied clinical measures, are presently being continued to treat infection,” the release said.

Meanwhile, amid health concerns, her party, the AIADMK, had also asserted today that Jayalalithaa was running her government from hospital.