Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa remains critical after a cardiac arrest, an Apollo hospital spokesperson has said hours after her party the AIADMK
J Jayalalitha was treated for a serious respiratory disease in Apollo Hospital at Chennai. Last evening, she had a cardiac arrest and Dr. Sameer Gupta elaborated about the condition of the Chief Minister not in good terms.
- Heart attack makes the blood flow stop at a part of body causing serious chest pain.
- In Jayalalitha's case, the heart can stop all of a sudden.
- Recovery from Cardiac Arrest depends on how a body responds to it. Hence it all depends on particular person's
- Right now the Chief Minister is given with a temporal mechanical support whereas the sources or reasons for Cardiac Arrest have been treated.
Union Health Minister JP Nadda said a team of four top doctors from Delhi's prestigious AIIMS has been sent to Chennai on the request of Apollo Hospital, where the chief minister has been for the last three months.
Apollo hospital has not put out a medical update this morning. Its Sangeeta Reddy tweeted last night, "TN CM #Jayalalita is critical. Multi speciality team @hospitalsapollo trying everything, including ecmo. Praying for her recovery."
Ms Reddy said doctors were closely monitoring the chief minister's condition and that "they are trying their best."
Outside the hospital, hundreds of supporters of Amma or mother, as Ms Jayalalithaa is known to her millions of fans, have gathered weeping and praying and there is heavy security, with barricades put up. The police, on high alert, have blocked roads leading up to the hospital to avoid congestion.
Most of Tamil Nadu's ministers are at the hospital - many of them were there overnight - as are top bureaucrats and Ms Jayalalithaa's close aides Sasikala and Sheela Balakrishnan, a former chief secretary and adviser to the chief minister.
Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao flew to Chennai from Mumbai on Sunday evening after a conversation with union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.