Jayalalithaa responding well to treatment, says TN governor Rao

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Chennai, Oct 22: Tamil Nadu governor Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday said that Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa is responding well to treatment. Rao, who made his second visit to the hospital since Jayalalithaa was admitted, said that she is under observation and is responding well to treatment.

It is, however, unclear if he was allowed to meet the Chief Minister. During his last visit, he was not allowed to meet with the CM.

Jayalalithaa responding well: TN Guv

He was briefed by Dr Pratap Reddy, Chairman of the Apollo Hospitals. The governor was informed that the CM was being treated by a team of experts. The governor thanked the team of doctors who were attending to the Jayalalithaa.

Meanwhile, Prof. Richard Beale, consultant intensivist, who was called from UK for Jayalalithaa's treatment, is expected to return to Chennai on Sunday.

The latest medical bulletin issued by the Apollo hospital suggested that the CM was responding well to the treatment and continues to be under observation.

Sources also added that the CM was 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.

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The report also states that she has made progress and is completely off sedation during the day. The team of specialists treating her calibrated the drug dosage, which led to the success of 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.

Meanwhile, AIADMK says that she has progressed well under the daily monitoring of the doctors and specialists.

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.

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