Jayalalithaa Health Status: Tamil Nadu Honorable Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had a cardiac arrest (heart attack) late today in the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, where she has been taking treatment for almost three months for a prolonged lung disorder.
“She is being treated and monitored by a team of experts, including cardiologists, pulmonologist and critical care specialists,” Chief Operating Officer and head of transformation of Apollo Hospital Dr Subbaiah Viswanathan said in a statement.
The 68-year-old leader suffered the cardiac arrest hours after AIADMK said that Jayalalithaa will return home “soon” as an AIIMS expert team has confirmed that she has completely recovered after over two months of hospitalisation.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao to inquire about Jayalalithaa’s health. Mr Rao, who holds the charge of Tamil Nadu besides Maharashtra, told the Home Minister that he is leaving for Chennai.
O Panneerselvam, the state’s finance minister who took over eight ministries that Ms Jayalalithaa personally supervised in mid-October, arrived at the hospital.
Supporters of the AIADMK leader started gathering outside the Apollo Hospital in Chennai as news of the Amma’s health poured in.
During the 10-minute telephonic conversation, Rao briefed Singh about the health condition of the Chief Minister and conveyed that doctors attending to her were taking all necessary steps.
Jayalalithaa was hospitalised on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration. The hospital, which had been issuing bulletins on her health status, has said she was being treated for infection.
As she is in serious condition right now, being treated by specialists, rumours started spreading across the state, claiming she was died. Someone went further and made changes to Wikipedia page, reporting Jayalalithaa was dead. However, Wikipedia immediately removed the entry.
Meanwhile, Police forces have deployed at the hospitals and across the state at red alert palaces.
We kindly ask people to stay calm, and never trust rumours, Apollo Hospitals and State are continuously monitored Jayalalithaa health, and releasing bulletin then and now.