Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who was hospitalized last month, is undergoing lung decongestion as well as other “comprehensive measures” and continues to be under constant monitoring, Apollo Hospital said today.
“The honorable Chief Minister continues to be under constant monitoring by the intensivists and consultants in the panel (of specialists),” it said.
The hospital’s chief operating officer Subbiah Viswanathan said in a short press release that respiratory support “is being closely watched and adjusted.”
“Lungs decongestion treatment is being continued. All the other comprehensive measures including nutrition, supportive therapy, and passive physiotherapy are under way,” he said.
The 68-year-old chief minister was admitted to the hospital on September 22 for “fever and dehydration”. In subsequent health bulletins, the hospital said Ms. Jayalalithaa was “responding well to the treatment” but has been advised, “a few more days” under observation.
On Thursday, Apollo said Ms. Jayalalithaa “continues to improve, but requires a longer stay at the hospital”.
Among others, Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and MDMK founder Vaiko have visited the hospital and wished Ms. Jayalalithaa a speedy recovery.