CHENNAI: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Chennai’s Apollo Hospital and said she is “recovering well.”
“I came to extend my support to Ms Jayalalithaa. She’s recovering. I wish her maximum energy so she’d be able to get well soon,” said Mr Gandhi who drove straight from the airport to the hospital and spent almost an hour there.
Rahul Gandhi did not meet Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, he saw her from outside the ward, the hospital sources said. Tamilnadu Congress Committee President S Thirunavukkarasar also present during Rahul’s visit to Hospital.
Doctors said on Thursday evening that the 68-year-old chief minister needs “a longer stay in hospital” and is “making gradual progress.” Their update confirmed that Ms Jayalalithaa remains on respiratory support and is being treated, including by a UK specialist, for lung problems.
The current treatment plan that includes “appropriate antibiotics and other allied clinical measures” are being continued, the statement said.
Three doctors from AIIMS hospital in Delhi have joined the Chennai doctors attending to the Chief Minister.
Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao stated that Ms. Jayalalithaa was “recovering well” after visiting the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on Oct 1st.