The All India Institute of Medical Sciences handed over its visit reports on Jayalalithaa's health to the Tamil Nadu government on Monday. Reports of five visits and health details as recorded by them were handed over to the state government after it requested for the same. The Tamil Nadu government had requested AIIMS on March 5, 2017 to hand over the visit notes of the AIIMS delegation to Chennai for their official records.
The papers were handed over by V Srinivas, the deputy director of administration, AIIMS to J Radhakrishnan, the principal secretary for health & family welfare, government of Tamil Nadu in New Delhi. The AIIMS had deployed a team of senior specialists to visit Chennai five times between October 5, 2016 and December 6, 2016 under the leadership of G C Khilnani, professor in the department of pulmonology at the request of Government of Tamil Nadu for expert medical advise.
Following allegations and speculations around Jayalalithaa's death, the state government sought to clear the air. With O Panneerselvam's camp also raising questions over Jayalalithaa's death, the government began the process of collecting all records pertaining to the leader's death. The government is expected to release a statement along with parts of the cumulative reports in an attempt to put suspicion to rest.
The AIIMS has handed over official entries and records that teams of its doctors made when they visited Apollo Hospital when Jayallaithaa was undergoing treatment. The details will be used by the Tamil Nadu government to make its stand clear on the former chief minister's death. It may be noted that, even as a petition was filed in the Madras high court asking for Jayalalithaa's health records to be made public, the government had organised for a rpess conference by the team of doctors who treated her including Dr Richard Beale to dispel rumours around her death.
AIADMK minister have alleged time and again that the issue of her death was being misused by Panneerselvam for political purposes.