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Jayalalithaa's health: Madras HC rejects petition seeking update; Aiims team examines CM

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Chennai: The Madras High Court dismissed the petition seeking government's statement on Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s health and the name of an interim chief minister. The court observed that it was a publicity petition, reports ANI.

A three-member doctors team from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Aiims) will examine Jayalalithaa admitted in Apollo Hospital since last month, said reports.

According to reports, the three-member team — pulmonologist GC Khilnani, cardiologist Nitish Naik and anaesthetist Anjan Trikha — will examine the 68-year old Jayalalithaa.

J. Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu. Reuters

J. Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu. Reuters

However, officials of Apollo Hospials and the state government were not available to comment.

The AIIMS medical team comes after a British doctor Richard Beale, consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Guy's and St Thomas Hospital, London examined Jayalalithaa.

According to Apollo Hospitals, the treatment plan was based on detailed discussions with Beale.

The treatment plan included appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support and other allied clinical measures presently being continued to treat the infection.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on 22 September for fever and dehydration.

While Apollo Hospitals initially said Jayalalithaa was cured of fever, later it said she was being treated for infection. She was advised some more days stay in the hospital.

Meanwhile, the Madras High Court on 4 October directed Tamil Nadu's Additional Advocate General to get instructions from the government on Jayalalithaa's health.

Social activist Traffic Ramaswamy filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Madras High Court seeking the real status of Jayalalithaa's health.

The court also observed that people were anxious to know about the Chief Minister's health.

Traffic Ramaswamy sought to know whether Jayalalithaa was in sound health to take important decisions and hold meetings of officials and ministers.

First Published On : Oct 6, 2016 11:19 IST

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