Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest, Followers extremely worried
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is extremely popular with the poor as she launched many people friendly schemes.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who was undergoing treatment for more than two months in Apollo Hospitals, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday, a statement from the hospital said.
She has been put on a heart assist device. Jayalalithaa has been in intensive care since September 22, after she complained of fever, dehydration and congestion. It had been announced on December 4 that she had made a full recovery.
“She (Jayalalithaa) is being treated and monitored by a team of experts, including pulmonologists, cardiologists and critical care specialists,” said Subbiah Viswanathan, COO of Apollo Hospitals, where Jayalalithaa has been receiving treatment.
She is on extracorporeal membrane heart assist device and is being treated by a team of expert doctors and critical care specialists.
— Apollo Hospitals (@HospitalsApollo) December 4, 2016
In another tweet, the hospital made an emotional appeal requesting all to pray for her good health.
Earlier, sources in the hospital said she was moved back to the intensive care unit from her room, where she was shifted to on November 19.
President Pranab Mukherjee tweeted, “Distressed to hear about CM Jayalalithaa suffering a cardiac arrest, my prayers for her speedy recovery.”
Distressed to hear about CM Jayalalithaa suffering a cardiac arrest, my prayers for her speedy recovery #PresidentMukherjee
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) December 4, 2016
To prevent any law & order problem, ministers and top police officials also rushed to the hospital and informal consultations on the situation.
Meanwhile, PM MHA has asked nine companies of the rapid Action Force to be kept on standby to be rushed to Tamil Nadu in short notice, in case of any unfortunate situation and CRPF forces are accordingly are keeping them on a red alert to rush them when a final order comes. A company comprises 100 personnel.