VIPs continue to visit Apollo Hospital to enquire about Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Oct 14 (IANS) VIPs from all over continued to visit the Apollo Hospital here to enquiring about the health condition of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa, who has admitted there of treatment on September 22.

However none of the visitors were allowed inside the room of Jayalalithaa who is being treated for infection and on respiratory support, and were briefed by doctors and the AIADMK ministers about Jayalalithaa’s health condition.

On Friday, Leader of the Opposition in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala came to enquire about her. Earlier Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan visited the hospital.

This week only Jammu and Kashmir’s Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali visited the hospitals to enquire about Jayalalithaa’s health condition.

The 68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22 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.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi came to Apollo Hospitals on October 7, and on the next day, came Leader of the Opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly M.K.Stalin, of the DMK.

From the neighbouring Puducherry, Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi, Chief Minister V.Narayanasamy and Leader of Opposition N.Rangasamy were the notable visitors.

On October 12, BJP President Amit Shah and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley came to Apollo Hospitals. But unlike Gandhi, the two did not meet the media waiting outside the hospital.

The other Union Ministers who visited the Apollo Hospitals were M.Venkaiah Naidu and Pon Radhakrishnan.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu ordered delivery of prasadham to Jayalalithaa from Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD).

Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, Communist Party of India leader D. Raja, Tamil Nadu Congress President G.K. Vasan and Tamil Maanila Congress leader S. Thirunavukkarasar, MMK leader M.H. Jawahirullah and others also visited the hospital to wish Jayalalithaa speedy recovery.

Several people from the Tamil movie world also visited Apollo Hospitals as Jayalalithaa used to be a leading heroine before she entered politics.

Chairperson and Founder of Reliance Foundation Nita Ambani, wife of Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries also visited the hospital on Thursday.



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