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Jayalalithaa being treated for diabetes, lung congestion: Apollo Hospital

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 October 2016, 11:09 IST

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is being treated for Diabetes and lung congestion and she will need a longer stay, the Apollo Hospital said in a statement on Thursday.

An expert group of doctors have drawn up a medical management plan, keeping in mind "the Chief Minister's known history of diabetes and winter bronchitis in inclement weather."

According to the bulletin released by the hospital, the chief minister's treatment regimen includes continued respiratory support, nebulisation, drugs to decongest lungs, antibiotics and supportive therapy. Experts are of unanimous view that she should extend her stay in hospital, further stated the release.

On Wednesday, a team of experts from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), including Dr G Khilnani, a pulmonologist, a cardiologist and an anaesthetist, conducted a detailed discussions on the line of treatment being given to Jayalalithaa.

Dr John Beale, an intensivist from Britain, examined the Chief Minister for a second time on Friday. His first medical examination was on 30 September.

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S Murari

First published: 7 October 2016, 11:09 IST
 
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