Soon after Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa was reported to be critical due to a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening, politicians across the country have and continue to pour in their prayers for the 68-year-old AIADMK chief on Twitter.
Jayalalithaa was on extracorporeal membrane heart assist device and is being treated by a team of expert doctors and critical care specialists in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai where she was admitted over two months ago.
Updates about the chief minister's treatment were given early this morning by Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals, Sangita Reddy and head of transformation of Apollo Hospital Dr Subbaiah Viswanathan yesterday.
— Sangita Reddy (@SangitaApollo) December 4, 2016
Meanwhile, security has been beefed up across the state as the AIADMK chief undergoes treatment.
From President Pranab Mukherjee to Mamata Banarjee, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal among others, leaders have expressed concern over Jayalalithaa's health.
Distressed to hear about CM Jayalalithaa suffering a cardiac arrest, my prayers for her speedy recovery #PresidentMukherjee
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) December 4, 2016
Very concerned about the health of Jayalalitha Ji. Like my friends in Tamil Nadu, I am praying for her speedy recovery. May God bless her
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 4, 2016
Feeling bad to know abt da critical condition of TN CM Selvi Jayalalitha. Praying fr her speedy recovery and quick response 2 the treatment.
— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) December 4, 2016
Praying for Jayalalithaa ji's quick recovery. I hope she gets better very soon
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 4, 2016
Very concerned about Jayalalitha Ji's health. I pray for her speedy recovery. God bless her
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 5, 2016
Totally worried about the health of #Jayalalithaa Ji. Wishing and Praying for speedy recovery. Let's all pray for her.
— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) December 4, 2016
Prayers for the speedy recovery of Tamil Nadu CM #Jayalalithaa ji. May she recover soon.
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) December 4, 2016
— CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) December 5, 2016
Upsetting news about Tamil Nadu CM J.Jayalalitha suffering a cardiac arrest. Prayers for her speedy recovery.
— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) December 4, 2016
Got to know about Tamil Nadu CM #Jayalalithaa ji's health.
Maharashtra prays for her speedy recovery !
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) December 4, 2016
Wishing #jayalalithaa Hon CM of TN a speedy recovery, Let her be healthy soon
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) December 4, 2016
— H Raja (@HRajaBJP) December 4, 2016
Very upsetting news about Hon.CM of Tamil Nadu, Selvi.Jayalalitha suffering a cardiac arrest. Prayers for her speedy recovery.
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) December 4, 2016
Same time last year Chennai ws flooded with Rain pours & now this year with the tears of common man!
Praying fr #Jayalalithaa Ji's recovery
— ShainaNC (@ShainaNC) December 4, 2016
Praying for #jayalalithaa Ji's speedy recovery. 🙏
— Sachin Pilot (@PilotSachin) December 4, 2016
I join the nation in praying for a speedy recovery for TN CM #Jayalalithaa ji.
— Birender Singh (@ChBirenderSingh) December 4, 2016
Heard about Tamil Nadu CM #jayalalithaa Ji's ill health. I pray for her speedy recovery and good health.
— Radha Mohan Singh (@RadhamohanBJP) December 5, 2016
Chess champion Viswanathan Anand among others tweeted for the minister's speedy recovery.
praying for a recovery. Please be responsible & dont spread rumours.
— Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) December 5, 2016
Jayalalithaa's cardiac arrest alert had come only few hours after AIADMK had said that Amma (as Jayalalithaa is fondly called) will return home "soon" as an Aiims expert team has confirmed that she has completely recovered after over two months of hospitalisation.
Jayalalithaa was hospitalised on 22 September after she complained of fever and dehydration.
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Updated Date: Dec 05, 2016 11:02:40 IST