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People pray for CM Jayalalithaa’s well-being, normal life remains unaffected in state

Public Transport Like Buses And Train Services Plied As Usual Even As Educational Institutions Remained Open, Police Said, Adding, No Untoward Incident Has Been Reported.

PTI | Updated on: 05 Dec 2016, 02:37:45 PM
People pray at a temple in Chennai for well-being of Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa. (ANI)


Normal life remained largely unaffected in Tamil Nadu with the state reporting no untoward incident after chief minister J Jayalalithaa was readmitted to Apollo Hospital's critical care unit after suffering a cardiac arrest, police said on Monday.

Public transport like buses and train services plied as usual even as educational institutions remained open, police said, adding, no untoward incident has been reported.

Although the AIADMK government has not declared a holiday for educational institutions, some of them remained closed with the respective managements taking a decision in this regard. Even where schools were open, poor attendance was reported.

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Although, government and aided schools functioned normally. Commercial establishments, including petrol stations, many of which had closed on Sunday night following a setback in the chief minister's health, largely remained open, police said.

Hotels and restaurants served customers as usual. 68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration, and later treated for infection and respiratory problems.

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Jayalalithaa has been put on extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a heart assist device, and is at present under the watch of experts, including cardiologists. Meanwhile, AIADMK workers offered prayers in places of worship across the state for their leader's speedy recovery.

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First Published : 05 Dec 2016, 01:36:00 PM