The medical reports of Late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa were made public by the Apollo Hospital after the visiting team from All India Institute of Medical Science; New Delhi gave the final report which included 19 pages of description. The doctors from both Apollo and AIIMS gave the medical reports to the Madras High Court. The reports were made public after J Jayalalithaa death mystery raised many speculations from all over especially after Panneerselvam demanded CBI investigation on Jayalalithaa’s death.
The late Chief Minister was said to be in the drowsy state and consistently not responding to calls when she arrived at the hospital. “Jayalalithaa responded well to multi-disciplinary care in the critical care unit of the Apollo Hospital. While at Apollo, Jayalalithaa interacted with family and government officials on some important issues, including Cauvery row,” the state government said in a press release. After Amma’s report was made public, it has put an end to all the speculations on Jayalalithaa death mystery, which included Amma being physically harassed and contained marks of injuries before being brought to the hospital.
“Apollo Hospital received a call at around 10 pm on September 22, 2016, at the residence of the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and when the ambulance reported there, they found that the Chief Minister was breathless with low oxygen saturation resulting in drowsiness. She was immediately admitted to Apollo Hospital, Greams Road, Chennai. On evaluation, the late Hon’ble Chief Minister was diagnosed to be suffering from infection and dehydration, accompanied by respiratory distress. There were pre-existing co-morbidities like diabetes, hypertension, asthmatic bronchitis and hypothyroidism, but clearly, the treatment report of Apollo Hospital, as well as that of AIIMS do not mention any evidence of trauma or any other event as alleged by certain political leaders”, the report said. Responding to allegations of Jayalalithaa being administered the wrong medication, the release said that the medical reports indicate that except for corticosteroids administered for atopic dermatitis, the late Chief Minister was only taking oral hypoglycemic and antihypertensive drugs to control pre-existing diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Quoting reports from AIIMS, the Tamil Nadu government stated that improvements in her health condition were recorded by a team of doctors who visited on October 13 to 15 and then again on December 3. “The AIIMS reports have consistently concurred with the line of treatment being provided by Apollo Hospitals and have specifically commended the “meticulous medical management imparted by the treating team” in the visit report for the period 5.10.2016 to 7.10.2016,” the statement said.