CM Jayalalithaa Health Timeline: In a national political tragedy on late Monday night, the Chief Minister and the woman known as called ‘Messiah of Tamilians’, J Jayalalithaa passes away at the age of 68. The entire Tamilnadu breaks down in tears as this news of her sudden demise started spreading out.
Since September 22, when she was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai, her supporters and well-wishers were waiting outside the Hospital and were waiting for the news of her recovery. She was said to be having difficulties in breathing and was under the monitoring of super-specialist team of Doctors. J Jayalalithaa was on Monday(Dec 6) said to be critical after she suffered a cardiac arrest in the hospital.
Here is the CM Jayalalithaa Health Timeline of events that have taken place ever since she was admitted to the Apollo hospital in September:
After suffering a Cardiac arrest, Centre dispatched a team of specialists from AIIMS to look into her treatment. The hospital in a press release said that Jayalalithaa continues to be critical and is on ECMO and other life support systems, besides being treated and closely monitored by a team of experts.
Here are the Press releases issued by Apollo Hospital Chennai:
It is with indescribable grief, we announce the sad demise of our esteemed Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Puratchi Thalaivi Amma. pic.twitter.com/vLloIw2qbE
— HospitalsApollo (@HospitalsApollo) December 5, 2016
— HospitalsApollo (@HospitalsApollo) December 5, 2016
Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest, hours after AIADMK members said she would be returning home soon and a team from AIIMS confirmed that she has completely recovered after two months of hospitalisation.
AIADMK Chairman Pratap C Reddy said that Jayalalithaa is returning to normalcy and all her vital organs are functioning well. The Hospital told media that she was shifted out of Intensive Care Unit as there were no health complications.
In her first direct communication since her hospitalisation, Jayalalithaa said she had taken rebirth because of people’s prayers and urged them to vote for AIADMK in the 19 November polls, in a statement released to AIADMK in Chennai.
AIADMK said that Jayalalithaa may be discharged from Apollo Hospitals in less than 15 days, adding that all her vital parameters were under control and she was even being given physiotherapy exercises.
AIADMK claimed that the doctors at Apollo Hospitals have said that Jayalalithaa is on the road to full recovery and have even decided on her discharge date. However, the hospital continued to remain silent for the sixth day since its last update on 21 October.
BJP President Amit Shah and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley visited the Apollo Hospital to enquire about the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s health. And Opposition leaders questioned how the ailing Jayalalithaa told the Governor to allocate her portfolios to Finance Minister O Panneerselvam.
Main Opposition party DMK demanded either a “Chief Minister incharge or a new Chief Minister,” to streamline governance. However, the demand failed to find support even from the key ally of DMK, the Congress.
In a statement issued in Chennai, Apollo Hospitals said the chief minister is under constant monitoring by intensivists and consultants in the panel, announcing that she was being treated for lung decongestion, and that all other comprehensive measures including nutrition, supportive therapy and passive physiotherapy were underway.
Reports claimed that a three-member doctors team from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) consisting of pulmonologist GC Khilnani, cardiologist Nitish Naik and anaesthetist Anjan Trikha were to examine Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the hospital.
According to Apollo Hospitals, the treatment plan followed was based on detailed discussions with Beale. The treatment plan included appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support and other allied clinical measures presently being continued to treat the infection.
The Apollo hospital said in a press release, Jayalalithaa’s health condition “continues to improve” and the same line of treatment, including antibiotics and other clinical measures, is being continued. Chief Operating Officer of Apollo hospitals Subbiah Viswanathan said in a press release that “the same line of treatment is being continued. The honourable CM is under close observation by the team of doctors”.
AIADMK members continued to assert that Jayalalithaa was healthy, even as a doctor from the UK, Dr Richard John Beal, an experienced investigator in the fields of sepsis, ARDS, haemodynamics, critical care nutrition and ICU informatics, was reportedly flown in to examine her. Party members even said that had announced the candidates for the upcoming civic polls while in the hospital.
Meanwhile, DMK chief M Karunanidhi wished Jayalalithaa a speedy recovery, but urged the government to “put an end to the rumours.” He suggested that photographs of the Chief Minister may be released through the media to quell any kind of rumours being circulated about her health.
AIADMK party members dismissed reports that Jayalalithaa will be flown to Singapore for further treatment.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital for fever and dehydration. The hospital then shortly issued a statement saying she was under observation and that she had “no fever now” and was subsisting on a “normal diet.”