Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley visit Apollo Hospital to enquire about Jayalalithaa's health

BJP President Amit Shah and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday visited the Apollo Hospital to enquire about the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalaltihaa's health.

The two leaders, who were received by a host of their party colleagues and officials from Tamil Nadu at the airport, were in the hospital for about 30 minutes, sources said. After enquiring about the treatment given to 68-year-old Jayalalithaa, the two left the premises without speaking to the media.

Arun jutlie and Amit Shah return after attending on ailing CM J Jayalalithha at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. Courtesy: V. Srinivasalu

Arun jutlie and Amit Shah return after attending on ailing CM J Jayalalithha at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. Courtesy: V. Srinivasalu

"Visited Apollo hospital Chennai today. I wish J Jayalalithaa Ji, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu a speedy recovery", Jaitley posted on Twitter. Shah on the microblogging site said, "Visited Apollo
Hospital in Chennai to enquire about the health of Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa Ji. I wish and pray for her speedy recovery".

The Bharatiya Janata Party leaders spent some 20 minutes in the hospital, however, it is not known if they met Jayalalithaa or only spoke to doctors and AIADMK leaders.

Former Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy also visited the hospital early in the day. "I pray for her speedy recovery," he told reporters. The AIADMK supremo was admitted to the hospital on 22 September after she complained of fever and dehydration.

In the last bulletin issued on Monday, the hospital said she continued to be under treatment and was being constantly monitored by intensivists and other consultants in the expert panel, while respiratory support, antibiotics, nutrition, supportive therapy and passive physiotherapy were being given to her.

Soon after Jayalalithaa was admitted a host of leaders including Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, BJP Leader Venkaiah Naidu, Governor P Sathasivam, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, CPI Leader D Raja visited the hospital.

Tamil Nadu Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao was the first to visit her. DMK Leader of Opposition M K Stalin, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President Su Thirunavukkarasar, CPI(M) Leader G Ramakrishnan and CPI Leader D Pandian also paid a visit to the hospital.

Jayalalithaa, 68, was admitted to the hospital on 22 September after she complained of fever and dehydration. A stream of high-profile visitors, including Governors of Tamil Nadu and Kerala Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao and P Sathasivam, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Chief Ministers of Kerala and Puducherry Pinarayi Vijayan and V Narayanasamy have visited the hospital.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Oct 12, 2016 16:36 PM

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