Meanwhile, Professor Richard Beale, consultant intensivist, who was called in earlier from UK for Jayalalithaa's treatment, is expected to return to Chennai on Sunday even as reports suggest that Jayalalithaa's health has improved and she is responding well to treatment and would be out of the hospital soon.
The Hindu, while quoting informed sources, says that the CM is able to sit up and communicate through gestures. "While the respiratory support continues, she will be able to communicate verbally once the tracheostomy tube is removed," the report stated.
The report also mentions that she has made great progress and she is completely off sedation during the day.
The team of specialists treating her, calibrated the drug dosage, which led to the success in treating the continuing issue of pulmonary oedema. The mitral valve infection was treated effectively and, as a result, fluid accumulation in the lungs has been halted, the report further stated.
Meanwhile, the AIADMK says that she has progressed very well under the daily monitoring of doctors and specialists.
The AIADMK's spokesperson, C R Saraswathy told reporters in Chennai that she is taking rest as per doctor's advise. "She is completely well and will come home soon. God is by her side," she also said.