Tamil Nadu releases Jayalalithaa’s discharge report to dispel foul play

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday made public records of Apollo Hospitals and AIIMS in New Delhi to show that chief minister J Jayalalithaa got the best medical treatment till she died.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2017 23:31 IST
KV Lakshmana
KV Lakshmana
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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Jayalalithaa died at the Apollo Hospitals on December 5 after 75 days of being admitted with multiple complications.(AFP Photo)

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday released the medical reports of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa and the discharge summary prepared by the Apollo Hospital to dispel allegations of foul play levelled by former chief minister O Panneerselvam.

Releasing the discharge summary of late chief minister , who died at Apollo Hospital on December 5 last year, J Radhakrishnan, principal secretary, health and family welfare, Tamil Nadu government,
said, “Certain insinuations have been made that administration of wrong drugs over a period of time prior to hospitalisation had led to health complications of the late chief minister.

In a statement issued here, the top health department official said, “The medical reports indicate that except for corticosteroids administered for atopic dermatitis, the late chief minister was only taking oral hypoglycemic and anti-hypertensive drugs to control pre-existing diabetes mellitus and hyper

He added, "For putting to rest speculations surrounding her hospitalisation, treatment and demise, the government is making public the discharge summary received from Apollo Hospitals and the medical reports from AIIMS, New Delhi.”

Panneerselvam had ordered a high-level inquiry into circumstances leading to Jaya’s death.

But before any probe could be initiated, he lost power and since then has made Jayalalithaa’s death a major issue,
with his team members levelling serious allegations and planting seeds of doubt among people .

First Published: Mar 06, 2017 21:16 IST