Finally, medical bulletin, press release on Jayalalithaa’s health, but they reveal very little

The medical bulletin and news release issued by Apollo Hospitals and the Raj Bhavan, Chennai, respectively, remain silent on important information about Jayalalithaa's health condition.

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Exactly one month after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, the hospital released a medical bulletin on the chief minister's health condition on Friday.

Jayalalithaa

Similarly, on Saturday, the Raj Bhavan, Chennai, issued a news release on Jaya's health.

The 68-year-old AIADMK Supremo is undergoing treatment at the hospital since September 22.

For more than 10 days, there was no official communication about the chief minister's medical condition, leading to wide-scale speculation.

Even when two official sources tell us about her current health status, they actually reveal very little.

According to the medical bulletin issued by the hospital, Amma is "interacting" and her health condition is "progressing gradually".

"The chief minister continues to be under treatment and observation for all vital parameters, respiratory support and passive physiotherapy," said the bulletin, signed by the hospital's director medical services Dr N Sathyabhama.

"The team of experts of the critical care group, senior cardiologists, senior respiratory physicians, senior consultants of the infectious diseases department, and senior endocrinologist and diabetologist of Apollo Hospitals were giving treatment and care to the chief minister," the bulletin added.

The Raj Bhavan press release said Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday visited Apollo Hospitals, where Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment.

"Rao visited the chief minister in the ward where she is undergoing treatment. The governor was happy to note that the chief minister is progressing well," Raj Bhavan release said.

The press release was posted on AIADMK's official Twitter handle @AIADMKOfficial.

Neither the hospital nor Raj Bhavan clarified on the exact nature of Jayalalithaa's health ailment.

There is also no clarity as how long the 68-year-old leader has to stay in the hospital.

Observers say that as AIADMK is maintaining great amount of secrecy about their leader's health condition, rumour-mongers are having a field day spreading lies on social media.

Experts also say there is nothing wrong on the part of the "Janata" (voters) expressing their interest to know about the health of their chief minister, who is undergoing treatment in the hospital for more than a month now.

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