No medical bulletin on Jayalalithaa for eighth day

Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) For eight consecutive days, there has been no update on the health condition of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalaltihaa, admitted to Apollo Hospitals last month.

Ever since Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on September 22, the hospital has been issuing a medical bulletin about her condition at intervals.

The last time it issued a health bulletin was on October 10. In that the hospital said Jayalalithaa is being constantly monitored by intensivists and other consultants.

On October 8, the hospital said: “The respiratory support is closely watched and adjusted. Lungs decongestion treatment is being continued. All other comprehensive measures, including nutrition, supportive therapy and passive physiotherapy, are under way.”

The 68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital for fever and dehydration.

The doctors later said she needed a longer stay at the hospital as she was suffering from infection and put her on respiratory support.

However, several rumours about her health flew thick and fast during the initial days of her hospitalisation.

Following that, Apollo Hospitals started issuing the medical bulletins at regular intervals.

The state police started cracking down on the rumour mongers.

–IANS

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