Jayalalithaa cardiac arrest: Centre dispatches team of AIIMS specialists

Four specialists from AIIMS will soon be reaching Apollo Hospital, Health Minister J P Nadda said.

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New Delhi, Dec 5: Centre today dispatched a team of specialists from the All India Institute of Medical Science to Apollo Hospital in Chennai where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment after suffering cardiac arrest last evening.

Four specialists from AIIMS will soon be reaching Apollo Hospital, Health Minister J P Nadda said here. "We are in constant touch with Apollo and Tamil Nadu Government. They had requested a team of doctors from AIIMS.

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We have sent a team of specialists from AIIMS Dr Khilani, Dr Trikha, Dr Narang and Dr Talwar. We hope that doctors from AIIMS and Apollo will be able to help in her recovery. We pray to God that she regains her health," Nadda said.

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The team of AIIMS doctors inlcude pulmonologist Dr GC Khilnani, anaesthetist Dr Anjan Trikha, cardiac surgeon Dr Sachin Talwar and cardiologist Dr Rajiv Narang. Jayalalithaa has been critical after she suffered a cardiac arrest in Apollo Hospital yesterday where she was admitted over two months ago.

Apollo Hospitals, in a tweet late last night, had said doctors were closely monitoring Jayalalithaa's condition and trying their "very best". "Our doctors are closely monitoring Hon'ble CM's condition and they are trying their very best," Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals, tweeted.

68-year-old Jayalalithaa is "critical", she said in an earlier tweet, adding that AIADMK chief was on extracorporeal membrane heart assist device and being treated by a team of expert doctors and critical care specialists.


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