Rs 6.8 crore spent for Jaya's treatment, Rs 1.17 cr for food alone

Rs 6.8 crore spent for Jaya’s treatment, Rs 1.17 cr for food alone

A total of Rs6.8 Crore was spent for former chief minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa’s treatment, as per Apollo Hospitals’ bill. And the food bill was Rs 1.17 Crore during the 76 days of hospitalization.

“Rs 92.7 lakh was paid to London doctor Richard Beale, Rs 1.29 crore Singapore hospital for physiotheraphy treatment, Rs 24 lakh rent for the room where Jayalalithaa was treated and Rs 1.24 crore for the room where Sasikala’s family stayed,” it said.

Out of the total expense, the AIADMK has paid Rs 6.41 crore to the hospital, while Rs 44 lakh is yet to be paid.

Meanwhile, former AIADMK Minister C Ponnaiyan and Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan, summoned by the Commission, today marked their attendance. Radhakrishnan had already deposed before the panel on 14 December.

Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar, who was also asked to appear before the Commission today, gave it a skip. He had informed the Commission that he had prior personal commitments and would not be able to make an appearance.

Recently, an interventional cardiologist with Apollo Hospitals told the Commission of Inquiry probing Jayalalithaa’s death that doctors had suspected that the former Chief Minister had developed a fresh infection of the lung the day before she suffered a cardiac arrest.

Apollo Hospitals provided ‘world-class’ treatment to Jayalalithaa, said Dr Prathap C Reddy, Executive Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, recently.

He was speaking to reporters at a press meet organised to announce completion of over 50,000 heart surgeries in Chennai.