Jaya under observation, tight security around Apollo

Jaya under observation, tight security around Apollo

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, said to be critical after suffering a cardiac arrest, today continued to remain under close watch of an expert team of doctors at the Apollo Hospitals where she has been undergoing treatment for more than two months.

A bullletin issued  by the hospital on Sunday night said, Jayalalithaa, who is undergoing treatment aty Apollo Hospitals here, suffered a cardi arrest this evening.

”She is being treated and monitored by a tea of experts, including cardiologists, pulmonologist and the critical care specialists”, the terse five line bulletin said, without elaborating.

Doctors were closely monitoring the condition of Jayalalithaa and trying their “very best”, the hospital said early today, hours after she suffered the cardiac arrest.

68-year-old Jayalalithaa has been put on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a heart assist device, and was under the watch of experts, including cardiologists.

Jayalalithaa has been admited to hospital on September 22 following complaints of fever and dehydration. Much recently, the hospital’s chairman Dr Prathap C Reddy said, she has recovered and it was for her to decide on her discharge.

Meanwhile, the police have been put on high alert and tight security has been provided around the hospital.