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Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest, says Apollo Hospitals

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:38 IST

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who had reportedly 'recovered completely', the evening of 4 December, suffered a cardiac arrest at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, where she has been receiving treatment since a while now.

She wass being treated and monitored by a team of experts, including cardiologists, pulmonologist and critical care specialists, said Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, in a statement.

The Chief Minister was admitted to Apollo Hospital on 22 September after she complained of fever and dehydration. She has been kept under the close observation of a specialist from London, besides a three-member team of doctors from All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.

Earlier today, AIADMK had said that Jayalalithaa will return to home "soon" as an AIIMS expert team had confirmed that she completely recovered after over two months of hospitalisation.

Also read:AIIMS expert confirm Jayalalithaa's 'complete recovery', will return home soon: AIADMK

"The AIIMS doctors visited the hospital yesterday 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," party spokesperson C Ponnaiyan had said.


First published: 4 December 2016, 10:21 IST