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Chennai: Amid rumours about her health condition, Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday visited Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at a hospital in Chennai and was happy to note, she was "recovering well".

Tamil Nadu's Acting Governor C Vidyasagar Rao at Apollo hospital in Chennai on Saturday, where the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is admitted following fever and dehydration on 23 September 2016.  PTI

Tamil Nadu's Acting Governor C Vidyasagar Rao at Apollo hospital in Chennai on Saturday, where the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is admitted following fever and dehydration on 23 September 2016. PTI

Upon his visit to the Apollo hospital where he stayed for about 30 minutes, Rao was briefed by its chairman Pratap C Reddy on the treatment being given to Jayalalithaa, a Raj Bhavan release said.

Rao visited the Chief Minister in the ward where she is being given treatment and stated he was "thankful" to the
doctors who took him there and for explaining in detail the treatment given to her, it said.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on 22 September after she complained of fever and dehydration.

"The Governor was happy to note that the Honourable Chief Minister is recovering well. The Governor appreciated the
doctors for providing the best medical care and treatment," to Jayalalithaa, the release said.

Rao presented a basket of fruits and wished Jayalalithaa a speedy recovery, the release added.

He was received at the hospital by a number of AIADMK leaders including Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai, and
state Finance Minister O Panneerselvam, among others, it said.

DMK chief M Karunanidhi had on Friday wished Jayalalithaa a speedy recovery, but urged the government to "put an end to the "rumours" surrounding his arch political rival's health.

The state administration should work to put an end to such rumours and the Governor should take due steps in this
regard. I insist upon this since this is the desire of the people," he had added.

The Apollo Hospitals has flown in UK-based Richard John Beale to examine the 68-year-old Jayalalithaa.

First Published On : Oct 1, 2016 22:09 IST

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