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TN: Acting governor visits CM Jayalalithaa in hospital, says she’s better

Tamil Nadu’s acting governor Vidya Sagar Rao, who called on ailing chief minister J Jayalalithaa at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on Saturday, said she was getting better and responding to treatment.

Jaya unwell Updated: Oct 22, 2016 16:11 IST
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Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa talks with acting governor Chennamaneni Vidya Sagar Rao and his wife during his swearing-in ceremony in Chennai in September 2016.
Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa talks with acting governor Chennamaneni Vidya Sagar Rao and his wife during his swearing-in ceremony in Chennai in September 2016.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu’s acting governor Vidya Sagar Rao, who called on ailing chief minister J Jayalalithaa at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on Saturday, said she was getting better and responding to treatment.

Rao, who arrived at the hospital at around 11:30 am, was received by finance minister O Panneerselvam, Lok Sabha deputy speaker Thambi Durai, chief secretary P Rama Mohan Rao, adviser to CM, Sheela Balakrishnan, senior officials and few other ministers.

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He was also met by the chairman of the hospital, C Pratap Reddy, who briefed Rao on the treatment and care being given.

After his visit, a Raj Bhavan statement said, “The governor is happy to note that the chief minister is progressing well.”

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Reddy had told the governor that Jayalalithaa was under treatment and constant observation for all vital parameters. “The honorable chief minister is interacting and responding remarkably to the treatment,” the Raj Bhavan press statement further noted.

This statement follows the official health bulletin issued by Apollo Hospital on Friday evening, which said Jayalalithaa’s health was improving, and that she continued to be under treatment and observation. The bulletin came after a gap of nine days.

The chief minister was admitted to the hospital more than a month ago, on September 22, with complaints of dehydrations and fever. A team of specialists from AIIMS, Delhi, and a critical care specialist from UK had been flown down to consult on the chief minister’s health.

Since she was admitted, speculation has been rife over the condition of Jayalalithaa’s health, considering the terse updates the hospital and the ruling party, AIADMK, initially gave out.

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