"I appeal to the people of Tamil Nadu not to panic. Madam Jayalalithaa is keeping good health," DIG of Prisons M Jaisimha told PTI, seeking to scotch speculations about her well being.
Her blood pressure and sugar levels are normal, he said.The DIG also denied reports that Jayalalithaa has been shifted to a hospital.
"There is no truth in it - it is absolutely hogwash," he said. Jaisimha said the AIADMK leader is also being looked after by her friend Sasikala and Elavarasi, the latters relative, who are lodged in the same women's barracks.
Officials: She also regularly reads three English dailies every day
On her prison routine, he said Jayalalithaa eats simple food as per doctors' advice, besides reading newspapers.
"She eats brown bread, milk, biscuits, fruits and chappatis, if she demands," he said. She also regularly reads three English dailies every day, he said.
The DIG said Jayalalithaa has not met anybody so far.
Jayalalithaa was convicted and sentenced to four years in prison and slapped with a fine of Rs 100 crore on September 27 by a Bangalore special court judge,who found her guilty in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets.