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Jayalalithaa is interacting, responding to treatment: Apollo hospital tells TN governor

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday visited Apollo hospitals, where Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment, and was happy to note that she was "progressing well".

Rao's visit, the second this month, comes a day after the hospital announced that Jayalalithaa, admitted on 22 September after she complained of fever and dehydration, was interacting and progressing gradually.

 Jayalalithaa is interacting, responding to treatment: Apollo hospital tells TN governor

File photo of Jayalalithaa. PTI

"Rao visited the chief minister in the ward where she is undergoing treatment. The governor was happy to note that the chief minister is progressing well," a Raj Bhavan release said.

Chairman of Apollo Hospitals, Pratap C Reddy, briefed the governor on the treatment being given to Jayalalithaa by a team of experts including doctors of Critical Care Group, senior cardiologist, senior respiratory physician, dieticians and diabetologist, among others, it said.

Reddy told the governor that Jayalalithaa "continues to be under treatment and observation for all vital parameters, respiratory support and passive physiotherapy," it said.

"The chief minister is interacting and responding remarkably to the treatment," it said.

A host of AIADMK leaders, including deputy speaker of Lok Sabha, M Thambidurai, Finance Minister O Panneerselvam and Chief Secretary P Ramamohana Rao, among others, received the governor at the hospital, it said.

Rao, governor of Maharashtra, assumed additional charge of Tamil Nadu last month. He had earlier visited the Apollo hospitals on 1 October to inquire about the chief minister's health.

Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, YS Chowdary, also visited Apollo Hospitals. He wished speedy recovery for Jayalalithaa.

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Updated Date: Oct 22, 2016 15:25:09 IST