Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, is “interacting” and her health condition is “progressing gradually,” said a medical bulletin issued by the hospital on Friday evening.
Apollo Hospitals’ Director Medical Services Dr N Sathyabhama said that chief minister continues to be under treatment and observation for all vital parameters, respiratory support and passive physiotherapy.
“The team of experts of the critical care group, senior cardiologists, senior respiratory physicians, senior consultants and the infectious diseases department, senior endocrinologist and diabetologist of Apollo Hospitals have been giving treatment and care to the chief minister.”
Dr Sathyabhama said the nutrition and essential nutrient intake is being attended to by senior consultants from the dietary team. “The chief minister is interacting and progressing gradually”, she said.
An earlier report stated that Jayalalithaa was sitting up and was completely off sedation during the day, marking a milestone in her recovery since she was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals here last month.
London based Dr. Richard Beale, the consultant intensivist who has been involved in her treatment, is expected to return to the hospital on Sunday.