Indian National Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday arrived at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai where TN CM J Jayalalithaa has been admitted for the past two weeks.
Although he was unable to meet the CM, he met with doctors and enquired about her well-being.
Speaking to reporters outside the hospital, Rahul Gandhi said, “I came from Delhi to extend my support and Congress president’s support. The chief minister is improving and she will get well soon. I give my maximum energy to Jayalalithaa so that she gets well soon.”
Rahul arrived at the hospital a few minutes before noon and was out in about 30 minutes
TNCC Chief Thirunavakarasar has meanwhile stated that the visit was not for political reasons, and Congress party wants to get no publicity out of it.
On Wednesday, the hospital released its most detailed press release yet, indicating the critical nature of Jayalalithaa’s health. The hospital said that she required a longer stay at the hospital.
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While stating that a “comprehensive treatment plan including appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support and other allied clinical measures is being continued”, the statement said that the leader “continues to improve and is making gradual progress”.
The hospital said that it had drawn up a treatment plan based on her “known history of diabetes and winter bronchitis”, which includes respiratory support, nebulization, drugs to decongest the lungs, antibiotics, nutrition, general nursing care and supportive therapy.
The statement also confirmed what The News Minute had reported earlier, on the team of doctors from AIIMS being flown in to treat Jayalalithaa. The AIIMS team is said to be in agreement with the line of treatment being given to Jayalalithaa. She is now under the observation of “Intensivists, Cardiologists, Respiratory physicians, infectious disease specialists and diabetologists”.