TN CM Jayalalithaa hospitalised for fever, dehydration; stable

  • KV Lakshmana/Aditya Iyer, Hindustan Times, Chennai
  • Updated: Sep 23, 2016 09:06 IST
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during flagging off ceremony of "Animal Mobile Medical Ambulances" at the Secretariat in Chennai on Wednesday. PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar (PTI9_21_2016_000091A) (PTI)

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai after complaining of high fever and dehydration.

The AIADMK chief is currently in stable condition, and is expected to be discharged in a few hours, according to a statement issued by Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.

A press note by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai on Jayalalithaa’s health. (HT Photo)

“Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was admitted to Appolo Hospital, Chennai with fever and dehydration. The Honorable Madam is stable and under observation,” the hospital statement said.

Jayalalithaa, who recently completed four months as the Tamil Nadu CM in her second term, has not been keeping well for some time.

Her health has been a matter of public speculation, especially after her re-election as chief minister in May 2016, as her public appearances have become fewer. Her swearing in ceremony was also cut short, with all the ministers taking oath in two groups of 15 each.

Jayalalithaa is a chronic diabetic, suffering from high blood pressure and is suffering from arthritis.

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