Apollo Hospital Refute Jayalalithaa’s Demise
According to latest statement from Apollo hospital the treatment of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa is underway.
Earlier, local television,Six-time Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, a 1960s screen idol who became one of India’s most powerful politicians, died in a Chennai hospital on Monday.
She was 68.
Jayalalithaa’s health remained critical throughout Monday as doctors struggled to help her recover from a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening. The chief minister had been put on life support systems.
Earlier on Sunday, her party, the ruling AIADMK, announced that she was given a clean bill of health by a team of medical specialists. However, shortly after, she was moved to the critical care unit (CCU) of Apollo Hospital following the cardiac arrest.
An angioplasty had been performed on Monday morning to repair her blood vessels.
Thousands of followers, who began gathering around the hospital since Sunday evening, wept at the passing away of their “Amma” or mother, as she was endearingly called.
The chief minister was admitted to Apollo hospital late on September 22 with complaints of fever and dehydration.