Jayalalithaa will be discharged in a few days, hospital says
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who was admitted to Apollo Hospitals here on Thursday night with fever and dehydration, will be discharged in a few days, and she will soon resume her official duties, said a release issued by hospital's chief operating officer Subbiah Viswanathan on Sunday evening.
The release said the chief minister is responding well to the treatment and continues to get better. As part of the ongoing recuperation, the chief minister has been advised a few more days of rest.
It said the chief minister had fever and dehydration at the time of admission. Treatment was commenced immediately and by the very next day, fever was brought under control. The chief minister resumed regular diet and has been under observation since then.
"Necessary medications are being administered as required. As per standard medical protocol, necessary investigations and tests are being done to prevent recurrence of fever," it said.
The release also said there had been rumours and conjectures circulated falsely in the social media about the chief minister's health condition stating that she would be taken abroad for treatment. "These are totally false and baseless. There is no question of taking the chief minister abroad for treatment, as there is no necessity at all for this," it said.