Madras HC asks Tamil Nadu govt for Jayalalithaa's health update

The Apollo Hospital said that Jayalalithaa is recovering fast and is responding adequately to the treatment.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday asked the concerned Tamil Nadu state officials to update the court about Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s health by Wednesday.

The observation comes after a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Madras HC seeking a detailed report from the government on Jayalalithaa’s health and had also sought to release photographs of the meeting she is said to have had with her cabinet colleagues and officials at the hospital, where she is admitted.

The petitioner “Traffic” Ramaswamy, a social activist, submitted that the people of Tamil Nadu were eager to know about the health condition of Jayalalithaa.

Holding that Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan had reportedly visited the hospital, the petitioner said they have not given details about her health condition.

He also submitted that the police had blocked the roads leading to Apollo hospital where Jayalalithaa was undergoing treatment by putting up barricades preventing others to go to the hospital for treatment.

In a statement, the Apollo Hospital said that Jayalalithaa is recovering fast and continues to improve and is responding adequately to the comprehensive treatment being given to her.

Jayalalithaa has been hospitalised since September 23 after she complained of fever and dehydration.