Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa under observation, says Chennai hospital

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, admitted to Apollo Hospital on late Thursday, was under observation and on normal diet, the hospital said.

Jayalalithaa was earlier admitted to a private hospital in Chennai after she complained of "fever and dehydration".

File photo of Jayalalithaa. PTI

File photo of Jayalalithaa. PTI

In a statement issued on Saturday, Apollo Hospital said: "The Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is under observation. Honourable Madam is on normal diet."

Jayalalithaa had fever and suffered from dehydration on Thursday.

The Chief Minister "has no fever now and is taking normal diet", a hospital statement said on Thursday. However, it is not known when she will be discharged from the hospital.

Ministers as well as supporters of the AIADMK leader were assembled in droves outside the hospital praying for her recovery.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, DMK leaders M Karunanidhi and MK Stalin and Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Puducherry, Siddaramaiah and V Narayanasamy respectively, were among others who had wished speedy recovery to the 68-year-old AIADMK chief

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Sep 24, 2016 12:35 PM

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