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Jaya ‘largely conscious’, could return home soon: reports

Published Oct 21, 2016, 2:18 pm IST
Updated Oct 21, 2016, 2:19 pm IST
AIADMK also maintained that Jayalalithaa was "completely well" and would return home soon.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa (Photo: PTI)
 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa (Photo: PTI)

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who is undergoing treatment in Apollo Hospital for lung infection, is largely conscious and is able to sit up in her hospital bed, reports said on Friday.

AIADMK, on Thursday, had maintained that Jayalalithaa was "completely well" and would return home soon.


"Amma (Jayalalithaa) has progressed very well under the daily monitoring of Apollo Hospital doctors and specialists and soon she will return home," AIADMK spokesperson C R Saraswathy told reporters here.

She said Jayalalithaa, who had dedicated her life for public service, was "taking rest" as per doctors' advice.

"Otherwise, she is completely well and will come home soon. God is by her side on her health," she said.

A number of benefits were awaiting the people of Tamil Nadu, she said in an apparent reference to the many pro-people measures launched by the Jayalalithaa government and indicating that more were likely to be announced.


68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo Hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration.

A specialist from London besides three-member team of doctors from AIIMS, Delhi, had also examined Jayalalithaa, who is being treated for infection with respiratory support.

Meanwhile, party workers and supporters of Jayalalithaa continued holding special prayers in temples, churches and mosques across the state, wishing for her speedy recovery.