The Apollo Hospital on Monday said the reports of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's death are baseless. AIADMK too has denied such claims and the flag that was half-mast at the party headquarters was hoisted again.
Jayalalithaa, who has been undergoing treatment in hospital since September 22, was critical at Apollo Hospital, after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening.
Following the cardiac arrest, Jayalalithaa was put on a heart assist device.
On November 19, she was taken out of the intensive care unit to a hospital room, but was moved back on Sunday. C Vidyasagar Rao, the acting Tamil Nadu Governor, had on Monday morning visited the hospital to enquire about her health.
People across the country were seen offering prayers for her speedy recovery on Monday, while a large crowd of her supporters thronged the hospital.
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# Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu reaches Apollo Hospital
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# A large team of doctors from Apollo and AIIMS continue to provide all life saving measures: Sangita Reddy, Apollo Hospitals
# All officers at all levels will be on duty until further orders, entire city(Chennai) stands mobilised: Police Commissioner
Jayalalithaa, 68, complained of fever, dehydration and congestion on September 22, after which she had been in intensive care. She was then put on ventilator and was treated with antibiotics for infection and lung congestion.
Later, a tracheostomy was done which involved making a hole on her wind pipe near the neck so that the doctors didn't have to put the tube through her mouth.
For her treatment, the team of doctors at Apollo Hospitals was joined by a team of doctors including UK-based intensivist Dr Richard Beale and doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, comprising pulmonologist Dr G Khilnani, anaesthesiologist Dr Anjan Trikha and cardiologist Dr Nitish Nayak.
Some days later, she was on a regular diet and received passive and active physiotherapy.
She was moved to a personalised room on November 19. The room had facilities of ICU including respiratory support, medicines and equipment for emergency care.
On December 4, it was announced that he has been recovered fully.