Apollo Hospitals in Chennai had a surprise visitor today, as Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi came there to visit chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
Talking to reporters after interacting with the doctors team, he said the chief minister is improving and will be alright soon. “I came here to convey the good wishes of Congress president,” he said.
During his visit, Rahul Gandhi, accompanied by TNCC President Su Thirunavukkarasar, enquired with the doctors on the nature of treatment being given to Jayalalithaa.
As the visit of Rahul Gandhi was known only at the last minute, police have made elaborate security arrangements both at the airport and at the hospital.
Jayalalithaa, who was admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Chennai a fortnight ago, continues to remain on respiratory support but is “improving and making gradual progress,” said a press release issued by the hospital on Thursday evening.
In the most elaborate health bulletin yet on the status of Jayalalithaa, the press release said the “present treatment regimen includes continued respiratory support, nebulisation, drugs to decongest the lungs, antibiotics, nutrition, general nursing care and supportive therapy.”
Jayalalithaa needs “a longer stay in hospital” and is “making gradual progress,” said doctors who are attending to the 68-year-old politician. The update confirmed that Jayalalithaa remains on respiratory support and is being treated, including by a UK specialist, for lung problems.