Jayalalithaa's health: Centre dispatches team of Aiims specialists to Apollo Hospital

Jayalalithaa has been critical after she suffered a cardiac arrest in Apollo Hospital on Sunday where she was admitted over two months ago.

FP Staff December 05, 2016 11:15:32 IST
Jayalalithaa's health: Centre dispatches team of Aiims specialists to Apollo Hospital

New Delhi: Centre on Monday dispatched a team of specialists from the All India Institute of Medical Science (Aiims) to Apollo Hospital in Chennai where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment after suffering cardiac arrest last evening.

Four specialists from Aiims will soon be reaching Apollo Hospital, Health Minister JP Nadda said here.

Jayalalithaas health Centre dispatches team of Aiims specialists to Apollo Hospital

File image of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. PTI

"We are in constant touch with Apollo and Tamil Nadu Government. They had requested a team of doctors from AIIMS. We have sent a team of specialists from Aiims Dr Khilani, Dr Trikha, Dr Narang and Dr Talwar. We hope that doctors from AIIMS and Apollo will be able to help in her recovery. We pray to God that she regains her health," Nadda said.

The team of AIIMS doctors include pulmonologist Dr GC Khilnani, anesthetist Dr Anjan Trikha, cardiac surgeon Dr Sachin Talwar and cardiologist Dr Rajiv Narang.

Jayalalithaa has been critical after she suffered a cardiac arrest in Apollo Hospital on Sunday where she was admitted over two months ago.

Apollo Hospitals, in a tweet late Sunday night, had said doctors were closely monitoring Jayalalithaa's condition and trying their "very best".

"Our doctors are closely monitoring Hon'ble CM's condition and they are trying their very best," Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals, tweeted.

68-year-old Jayalalithaa is "critical", she said in an earlier tweet, adding that AIADMK chief was on extracorporeal membrane heart assist device and being treated by a team of expert doctors and critical care specialists.

With inputs from PTI

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