3member team of AIIMS doctors in Chennai to treat Jayalalithaa
A team of three AIIMS doctors, including heart and lung specialists, is in Chennai to examine Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who was admitted to Apollo Hospital here last month.
According to reports, Jayalalithaa is said to be stable and recovering. The three doctors who will assist Apollo doctors are pulmonologist GC Khilnani, cardiologist Nitish Naik and anaesthetist Anjan Trikha.
A specialist from London has also been reportedly called in. However, officials of Apollo Hospials and the state government were not available to comment.
The AIIMS medical team comes after a British doctor Richard Beale, consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital, London examined Jayalalithaa.
According to Apollo Hospitals, the treatment plan was based on detailed discussions with Beale.
The treatment plan included appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support and other allied clinical measures presently being continued to treat the infection.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on September 22 for fever and dehydration.
While Apollo Hospitals initially said Jayalalithaa was cured of fever, later it said she was being treated for infection. She was advised some more days stay in the hospital.
Meanwhile, the Madras High Court on October 4 directed Tamil Nadu’s Additional Advocate General to get instructions from the government on Jayalalithaa’s health.
Social activist Traffic Ramaswamy filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Madras High Court seeking the real status of Jayalalithaa’s health.