Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa needs to stay in hospital for a longer period and will be examined by a team of three doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Apollo Hospital said in a statement on Thursday.
The doctors said she remains on respiratory support.
According to reports, the three-member team includes pulmonologist GC Khilnani, cardiologist Nitish Naik and anaesthetist Anjan Trikha, who were flown in to Chennai on Wednesday.
“Based on the detailed deliberations and clinical examination, the expert group of doctors Apollo Hospitals have drawn up a detailed medical management plan, keeping in view the Chief Minister’s known history of diabetes and winter bronchitis in inclement weather,” The Hindu cited excerpts from the statement.
“The present treatment regimen includes continued respiratory support, nebulisation, drugs to decongest the lungs, antibiotics, nutrition, general nursing care and supportive therapy,” the statement said.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai on September 22 for “fever and dehydration.”
Dr. Richard John Beale, , consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Guy's and St.Thomas Hospital, was earlier called to Chennai to examine the chief minister who was admitted to Apollo Hospital on September 22 for fever and dehydration.
The opposition party in Tamil Nadu demanded the AIADMK release her photograph to confirm her illness.
A social activist, Traffic Ramaswamy, had filed a petition in the High Court, seeking a detailed report from the government on the chief minister's health. However, the Madras High Court dismissed the petition on Thursday.