Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening. She is being treated and carefully monitored by experts, said a statement released from Apollo hospital, Chennai. Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao also visited Apollo hospital in Chennai at midnight today.
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All police officers asked by the DGP to report by morning in view of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister #Jayalalithaa suffering cardiac arrest.— ANI (@ANI_news) December 4, 2016
Tamil Nadu ministers present inside Apollo Hospital in Chennai where CM #jayalalithaa is admitted who suffered a cardiac arrest today.— ANI (@ANI_news) December 4, 2016
Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao has now left from Apollo Hospital in Chennai after enquiring about CM #jayalalithaa 's health— ANI (@ANI_news) December 4, 2016
# The statement issued by Apollo hospital said that Jayalalithaa is being treated and monitored by a team of experts including Cardiologists, Pulmonologist and Critical care specialists.
"TN CM Jayalalithaa is on extracorporeal membrane heart assist device, being treated by expert doctors and critical care specialists. Dr Richard Beale from London also been consulted, he has concurred with line of treatment by our cardiologists & pulmonologists," wrote Apollo hospital on Twitter.
# After hearing the news, supporters gathered outside Apollo hospital in Chennai. Huge crowd seen outside Apollo hospital in Chennai where CM Jayalalithaa is admitted. Heavy police force deployment seen outside Apollo hospital as huge crowd gathers after hearing about TN CM's cardiac arrest.
"Distressed to hear about CM Jayalalithaa suffering a cardiac arrest, my prayers for her speedy recovery," said President Pranab Mukherjee.
"Praying for Jayalalithaa ji's quick recovery. I hope she gets better very soon," wrote Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Twitter.
# Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also spoken to Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao after CM Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest. Also, Union Health Minister JP Nadda spoke to Apollo Chairman and enquired about Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's health.
# Doctor from AIIMS to leave for Tamil Nadu on Monday to assist in treatment of TN CM Jayalalithaa after she suffered a cardiac arrest.
Heavy police force deployment seen outside Apollo hospital in Chennai as huge crowd gathers after hearing about TN CM's cardiac arrest. pic.twitter.com/K2H7KiPssu— ANI (@ANI_news) December 4, 2016
Huge crowd seen outside Apollo hospital in Chennai where CM Jayalalithaa is admitted. TN CM suffered a cardiac arrest this evening pic.twitter.com/1ibjRBN5o3— ANI (@ANI_news) December 4, 2016
Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest this evening, says Apollo Hospital. She is being treated, monitored by experts pic.twitter.com/dUceqoCpW7— ANI (@ANI_news) December 4, 2016
Earlier in the day, Jayalalithaa was again admitted to intensive critical care unit. Reportedly, Jayalalithaa has been struggling with her health in last few months.
Prevailing to ailing health conditions, Jayalalithaa was hospitalised on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration. The hospital, which had been issuing bulletins on her health status, has said she was being treated for infection.
Earlier, on Saturday, AIIMS expert team had confirmed that she has completely recovered after over two months of hospitalisation.
"The AIIMS doctors visited the hospital on Saturday and after examining her (Jayalalithaa's) health, they shared the good news with us that Amma (meaning mother as Jayalalithaa is fondly called by AIADMK cadres) has completely recovered," AIADMK spokesperson C Ponnaiyan had told reporters.