Chennai, Oct 1: Amid rumours about her health condition, Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao today visited Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at a hospital here and was happy to note she was "recovering well".
Upon his visit to the Apollo hospital where he stayed for about 30 minutes, Rao was briefed by its Chairman Pratap C Reddy on the treatment being given to Jayalalithaa, a Raj Bhavan release said.
Rao visited the chief minister in the ward where she is being given treatment and stated he was "thankful" to the doctors who took him there and for explaining in detail the treatment given to her, it said.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration. "The Governor was happy to note that the Honourable Chief Minister is recovering well.
The Governor appreciated the doctors for providing the best medical care and treatment," to Jayalalithaa, the release added. Rao presented a basket of fruits and wished Jayalalithaa a speedy recovery, the release added.
He was received at the hospital by a number of AIADMK leaders including Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai, and state Finance Minister O Panneerselvam, among others, it added. DMK chief M Karunanidhi had yesterday wished Jayalalithaa a speedy recovery, but urged the government to "put an end to the "rumours" surrounding his arch political rival's health.
"The state administration should work to put an end to such rumours and the Governor should take due steps in this regard. I insist upon this since this is the desire of the people," he had added. The Apollo Hospitals has flown in UK-based Dr Richard John Beal to examine the 68-year-old Jayalalithaa.