Jayalalithaa can leave hospital any time she wants: Apollo chai

Jayalalithaa can leave hospital any time she wants: Apollo chai
Jayalalithaa can leave hospital any time she wants Apollo chairman

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa continues to be in the intensive critical care unit (ICCU) of Apollo Hospitals here as doctors want to keep her infection-free in view of her very low resistance, hospital chairman Dr Prathap C Reddy said on Friday.

Talking to reporters, Dr Reddy said the chief minister could be "shifted out anytime it deems right."

"Though she can live beautifully without ventilator support, still we put her on and off the ventilator to ensure that her lungs won't collapse," he said.

"I can confidently say our efforts and people's prayers have produced good results. She can leave hospital any time she wants. We keep her in hospital because her other systems needs to be pepped up," he said.

Dr Reddy said Jayalalithaa is eating and talking normally. The chief minister is on high protein diet as her body requires that, he added.

Jayalalithaa can leave hospital any time she wants Apollo chairman