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AIIMS team, UK specialist visit Apollo again to monitor Jaya’s treatment

india Updated: Oct 13, 2016 23:35 IST
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Muslims hold a portrait of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa as they pray for her well-being near the Apollo hospital where she is being treated in Chennai.(AFP file photo)

The expert team of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), along with a UK-based specialist, who had earlier examined chief minister J Jayalalithaa, visited Apollo Hospital again on Thursday.

Hospital sources said international specialist and consultant from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, Dr Richard Beale, and the AIIMS team, comprising Dr G Khilnani, professor of department of pulmonology medicine, Dr Anjan Trikha, professor of anaesthesiology and critical care, and Dr Nitish Nayak, professor of department of cardiology, visited the hospital in the afternoon.

The expert panel, during its earlier visit to the hospital on October 6, had drawn up a detailed medical management plan to treat the 68-year-old AIADMK supremo.

During its last visit, the team had held detailed deliberations on the treatment protocol provided to Jayalalithaa.

On October 9 and 10, Khilnani had visited the hospital and examined the chief minister. He had discussions with the hospital’s expert panel and had “concurred with the present line of treatment” being given to the chief minister, an earlier press release from the hospital had said.

Jayalalithaa continues to be under treatment and “is being constantly monitored by the intensivists and other consultants in the expert panel”, it had said.

Necessary respiratory support, antibiotics, nutrition, supportive therapy and passive physiotherapy were being given to her, it had added.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration.