Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa is “interacting and progressing gradually”, Apollo Hospitals said on Friday.
According to a press release by the hospital, the CM “continued to be under treatment and observation for all vital parameters, respiratory support and passive physiotherapy”.
Senior All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader and former finance minister C Ponnaian and spokesperson CR Saraswathi told media persons that Jayalalithaa was talking to people and had even sat up.
Jayalalithaa, 68, was admitted to the Apollo hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration.
A specialist from London and a three-member team of doctors from Delhi’s AIIMS had examined Jayalalithaa.
A team of experts of the critical care group, senior cardiologists, senior respiratory physicians, senior consultants of the infectious diseases department, senior endocrinologist and dialectologist of the Apollo Hospital are giving care and treatment to the chief minister, the medical bulletin said.
Friday’s health bulletin came after a gap of 11 days. The last bulletin was issued on October 10, and the silence since was being viewed with concern in some circles.
The chief minister’s party, AIADMK, said on Thursday that she is “completely well” and will return home soon.
“Amma (Jayalalithaa) has progressed very well under the daily monitoring of Apollo Hospital doctors and specialists and soon she will return home,” AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathy told reporters.