Even after than a year after her death, the last days of iconic Tamil Nadu leader J Jayalalithaa remains the subject of intense debate between political leaders who lay claim to her legacy.
During the 75-day hospitalisation of former AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, all CCTVs cameras were switched off as she was the only patient in ICU, said Apollo Hospitals Chairman Prathap C Reddy on Thursday.
“Unfortunately we switched off the CCTVs because we didn’t want everyone to watch the treatment being given to her,” he told the media in Chennai on the sidelines of an event.
“As soon as she got admitted, the access to the ICU was closed. All patients were diverted to another ICU. This ICU was occupied only by her. Only one out of 24 rooms in the ICU was used. They removed the camera because they did not want everyone to be watching,” Reddy said.
Reddy further said that the Apollo Hospitals has submitted all relevant documents to the Justice A Arumughaswamy Commission of inquiry probing her death.
Meanwhile, Sasikala — jailed in a corruption case — had said Jayalalithaa was videographed in a lucid state four times in hospital and senior AIADMK leaders, including O Panneerselvam and M Thambidurai, had met her. Both leaders have said they were not allowed to meet Jayalalithaa at any point during her hospitalization.