Jayalalithaa on normal diet, has no fever (Roundup)

Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, admitted to Apollo Hospital late Thursday, has no fever now but is under observation, hospital authorities said on Friday.

On the other hand party cadres in several places in the state held special prayers for her speedy recovery and good health.

Jayalalithaa had fever and suffered from dehydration on Thursday.

The Chief Minister “has no fever now and is taking normal diet”, a hospital statement said.

However it is not known when she will be discharged from the hospital.

Meanwhile, ministers as well as supporters of the AIADMK leader were assembled in masses outside the hospital praying for her recovery.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent her a bouquet of flowers, wishing her a speedy recovery.

Thanking Modi for his kind gesture Jayalalithaa replied through a letter which said: “I thank you for the concern and good wishes you have expressed in the letter dated 23.9.2016.”

Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao in a letter to Jayalalithaa said: “It is worrying to learn that you are indisposed and hospitalised due to fever. My best wishes.”

“People’s prayers and God’s blessings are always with you. I wish you a speedy recovery and pray to God to bring you back in good health enabling you to continue your distinguished service to the people,” he added.

Jayalalithaa, in her reply to Rao said: “I thank you for the concern and the kind sentiments that you have expressed in your letter dated 23.9.2016.”

–IANS

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