Jayalalithaa making gradual progress, will need longer stay, says hospital | india-news | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Dec 17, 2017-Sunday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Jayalalithaa making gradual progress, will need longer stay, says hospital

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s health is making a gradual progress and she will need to “stay longer in the hospital”, Chennai’s Apollo Hospital, where the AIADMK chief was admitted last month, said on Thursday.

india Updated: Oct 06, 2016 22:10 IST
KV Lakshmana
People hold a portrait of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha as they pray for her wellbeing front of a hospital where she is being treated in Chennai.
People hold a portrait of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha as they pray for her wellbeing front of a hospital where she is being treated in Chennai.(AFP Photo)

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s health is making a gradual progress and she will need to “stay longer in the hospital”, Chennai’s Apollo Hospital, where the AIADMK chief was admitted last month, said on Thursday.

Jayalaithaa will have to stay in hospital longer for treatment that includes respiratory support, nebulisation and decongestion of lungs, a panel of doctors, including an international specialist, attending to her has opined.

In the first health bulletin released since her admission to Apollo Hospital on September 22, the hospital authorities said on Thursday evening that the consensus of a panel of expert doctors examining her was that the current line of treatment should continue and that she will have to spend some more days in the hospital.

The present treatment regimen includes continued respiratory support, nebulisation, drugs to decongest the lungs, antibiotics, nutrition, general nursing care and supportive therapy, an Apollo Hospital medical bulletin said.

The panel of doctors included three specialists from the AIIMS, New Delhi – pulmonologist Dr G C Khilnani, cardiologist Dr Nitish Naik and anaesthetist Dr Anjan Trikha – and the international expert from London, Dr Richard John Beale, who had also examined her.

It also includes intensivists, cardiologists, respiratory physicians, infectious disease specialists, and dialectologists.

The doctors were closely observing her and carrying out several lab and radiology investigations continuously.

Based on detailed deliberations and clinical examination, they have drawn up a detailed medical management plan keeping in view the chief minister’s known history of diabetes and winter bronchitis in inclement weather.

The doctors were unanimous in their assessment that the line of treatment should be continued and that she will require a longer stay in the hospital.

AIADMK spokesperson CR Sarawathi told reporters outside the hospital that “I can clearly say that Amma’s condition is definitely improving and is far more better than earlier. She is taking normal food. Infection requires great amount of rest.”

The medical health bulletin was received with much relief and joy by the supporters who thronged the hospital for the past several days. “The health bulletin has given us a positive feeling, which we have always felt,” the AIADMK spokesperson said.