Ever since Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been admitted to Apollo Hospital at Greams Road, Chennai, her health has been subject to countless rumours, speculation and even fake pictures spread through social media.
There still seems to be no end of spread of rumours about the CM's health, as politicians from almost all the major parties visited Apollo Hospital to enquire about her health.
The visiting dignitaries to the hospital told the media that the CM was recovering. Their statements came as a big relief for millions of CM's supporters.
Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday visited Apollo Hospital and said Tamil Nadu CM was responding to treatment.
End spread of rumours
In the backdrop of questions being raised on her health conditions, Naidu said there should be no speculation and rumour-mongering as the hospital is regularly giving details about her condition.
"It's nor fair...especially when a person is being treated in a hospital," he said.
Politicians enquired about CM's health
PMK leader and Lok Sabha MP Anbumani Ramadoss said, "We were told that she is improving. We wish her a speedy recovery and wish her to resume her work."
He said he spoke to doctors and AIADMK leader and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar. "I pray to the almighty that she recovers fully and get back to her routine.
"I am fully confident that she will recover soon," Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said after visiting the AIADMK leader in the hospital.
Tamil Maanila Congress chief G K Vasan also visited the hospital where Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment since September 22. He said she is being given specialised medical care. He met the director of the hospital and interacted with doctors, state ministers and was told that she is improving.
"Our best wishes to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for a speedy recovery. We wish on behalf of Tamil Maanila Congress that she should resume her work for the people," he said.
CPI leader and Rajya Sabha MP D Raja said he spoke to doctors and AIADMK leaders present at the hospital and expressed his party's wishes for her early recovery.
Supporters pray for Jaya's good health
Meanwhile, special prayers continued at places of worship in the state for Jayalalithaa's speedy recovery.
After observing ritualistic stipulations for days, a massive "milk pot" procession was taken out in Madurai by AIADMK workers and supporters in which a sizable number of women workers participated.
The procession began from Saravana Poigai tank and culminated at the Subramania Swamy temple in Tiruparankundram where the milk carried in pots was used for worship by them.
State Revenue Minister R B Udhayakumar and his party workers participated in the prayers. Also, yagnas were performed in several temples seeking a healthy and long life for Jayalalithaa in which former state minister Valarmathi participated.
Similarly, special prayer sessions were organised at various churches.